August 2003 Image of the Month

M 83 Hydra

3 @ 15 min luminance averaged with SBIG ST-2000 July 27, 2003

Above image cropped from full frame

above at 200% +15 min each RGB unbinned

Note spiral arm structure in larger satellite galaxies as well as contrasting color between nucleus and their arms.

C-18 image courtesy of Norma Rose Observatory, Queensland, Australia.

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