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Messier 83 (NGC5236)

(M83,NGC5236) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1752 by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille. It's location is RA(13:37.0), Dec(-29:52) and its distance is calculated 14700 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 11x10.

Messier 83 (NGC5236) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 14700000 light years away in the constellation of Hydra. It is referred to as M(83) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(5236) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 13:37.0 (R.A.) and -29:52 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 11x10 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 83 (NGC5236)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id83
NGC Id5236
ConstellationHydra
Right Ascension13:37.0
Declination-29:52
Distance (Lt.Yr)14700000
Visual Brightness7.6
Apparent Dimension11x10
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1752
DiscovererAbbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

Messier 83 (NGC5236) Spiral Galaxy in Hydra


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