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Messier 83 (M83, NGC5236)


Messier 83 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 14700 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 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. Messier 83 was discovered in 1752 by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille. 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 .

(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.

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NameMessier 83
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id83
NGC Id5236
ConstellationHydra
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension13:37.0
Declination-29:52
Distance (Lt.Yr)14700
Visual Brightness7.6
Apparent Dimension11x10
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1752
DiscovererAbbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

Messier 83 (M83, NGC5236) Spiral Galaxy in Hydra