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Spiral galaxy M83
Spiral galaxy M83 or Southern Pinwheel is in the constellation Hydra (Hya).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 7,5m
M83 is located too far in the southern hemisphere of the sky and is not visible in the north and in the middle latitudes.
The best month for observing M83 is May. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
For observers in the northern latitudes:the night sky in May is no longer very dark, so try also to observe M83 in April.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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