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Messier 83 (NGC5236) Facts

Messier 83 (NGC5236) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Hydra

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 11x10 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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.

Fact File

NameMessier 83 (NGC5236)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id83
NGC Id5236
Right Ascension13:37.0
Distance (Lt.Yr)14700000
Apparent Dimension11x10
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1752
DiscovererAbbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

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