M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Taken at WSP 2009 under very windy conditions.

Note: This image won 1st Place in the 2008 SCT-Users Imaging Contest for the category "Best Deep Sky Image w/ astro camera"

Note: This image was publish in the November 2009 issue of Sky and Telescope.

Location:West Summerland Key, FL
Optics:Meade 10" LX200R 2800mm f/11
Exposure:L: 5 x 15 min, RGB: 6 x 5 min each
Camera:SBIG STL-11000M
Mount:Losmandy G11