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M83 - Spiral Galaxy

This shot was taken on 6/29/05, using a Slooh remote-controlled telescope in Dome 1 of their facility in the Canary Islands. The telescope used was a 14-inch f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain and the camera was a SBIG ST-10XME. This shot is the result of a processed 5 minute exposure.


The spiral galaxy, M83, is about 15 million light years from earth.


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