Dates: Dec. 12, 2006
Locations: Texas, Fort Davis
Integration: 5.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.60 days
Avg. Moon phase: 55.82%
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 23.5 million light-years
Comments: M63 is a spiral galaxy with knotted arms of dust and energetic star-forming regions. The galaxy disk is approximately 86,000 light-years in diameter. The bright core is surrounded by tightly wound interacting spiral arms.
Data for M63 kindly made available by Jim Misti as a Christmas present. Thanks, Jim!
Place: Ft. Davis, TX
Processing: Processed Maxlm, and Photoshop CS
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