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  • M78 - A Blue Reflection nebula
  • Omega Nebula
  • Ring Nebula
  • Planet-Forming Disc around a New Born Star
  • Simeis 147 supernova remnant
  • The Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)
  • The Great Carina Nebula in False Colours
  • V838 Monocerotis - Light Echo of an Erupting Star
  • Open star cluster Pismis 24
  • Black hole Cygnus X-1
  • A gas cloud near the Milky Way's central black hole
  • Black hole
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273
  • NGC 6744 - A Milky Way Twin
  • Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866
  • Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
  • The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
  • Stephan's Quintet
  • Sizes of Galaxies

The relatively close M83, which is 15 million light years away, is one of the closest spiral galaxies in our neighbourhood. It is half the size of the Milky Way but has a higher rate of star formation. You can see a lot of star clusters with bright blue and relatively young stars (just 1 to 10 million years of age) as well as huge, red emission nebula. If you want to understand how this galaxy looks with "different eyes" – which means at different wavelengths - you should absolutely read our article about the electromagnetic spectrum. You'll understand a lot more about this galaxy and electromagnetic radiation in general after reading it. A close-up image of the central region taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveals even more details.

If interested, read more about: Emission nebula - Electromagnetic spectrum

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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
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