Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra
Messier 83 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. Messier 83 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.
- Messier 83 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
- Given its visual magnitude of 7.52, Messier 83 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Photometric information of Messier 83
The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 83 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of Messier 83.
Apparent size of Messier 83The following table reports Messier 83 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 83 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 83
The image below is a photograph of Messier 83 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.45366666666667x0.45366666666667 degrees (27.22x27.22 arcmins).
Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification
Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 83
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 83 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 83 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of Messier 83 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Messier 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):