19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Southern Pinwheel galaxy

It's only when we look out that we see within. The Southern Pinwheel galaxy is a spiral galaxy at around 15 million light years away. I've always wanted to see other galaxies and in astronomy and in doing astrophotography I can. In this hobby you can stare 15 million years into the past, no other hobby lets you do that.

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Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 06.2021
Photo Location: Perth, Australia
Copyright: © Adam Pickering