Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower galaxy
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Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Charles Ward
Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy
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Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy

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Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Charles Ward
Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy
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Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683 wsg-8
Mounts
AVX
Accessories
MPCC
Software
PixInsight

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 21, 2015
Frames:
Integration:
5h 5'
Avg. Moon age:
2.90 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.19%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 559929

RA center: 13h15m35s.8

DEC center: +42°0119

Orientation: -166.034 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1500

Description

Happily, got a chance to get some time under clear skies this weekend. Dew was aggressive, unfortunately, so I had to abort my work on the cone nebula and switch to the newtonian, which doesn't dew under nearly any circumstance. The guidescope does, however, and I was constantly mopping it down (I am not about to wipe my APOs optics, but I don't really care about the guidescope :-)). But seeing seemed to be quite good, and I think I managed to pull out more details from this than in my previous shot of M51.

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Messier 63 -- The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Charles Ward