M83 - Spiral Galaxy

Teaser:
Messier 83 is a spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light years away. 
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
April
RA (J2000):
13:02:28.0
Dec (J2000):
-29:51:58
Image:
Observing tips:
BVR filters, 1m exposures = 300s, 2m = 80-100s
Description:

M83 lies in the Hydra constellation and is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the night sky. The galaxy was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1752 and later added to Charles Messier catalogue in 1781.

Dates visible:
Feb 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017