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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
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M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


            Gianni Cerrato
M63 - Sunflower galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2499x1937

Dates:April 13, 2015April 21, 2017

15x280" ISO1600 -5C
10x240" ISO2500 -7C
50x150" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.9 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 23.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.67

Temperature: 9.00 job: 1769304

RA center: 198.834 degrees

DEC center: 42.043 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.523 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 25.722 degrees

Field radius: 0.230 degrees

Locations: Fubine (AL), Felizzano, AL, Italy


:) second night hunting galaxies, this time with the help of my girlfriend Valentina, stoic, and a new entry, the star dog puppy "camilla"
Only an hour and half of integration, i'm little tired, just to test the big lens

edit: taken with Celestron 11 with Starizona 0.75x reducer / corrector and ZWO ASI1600mm-c camera on a Skywatcher EQ6
From Monte Beigua, Sassello (SV), Italy

About 2 hours and half of Luminance shots from 22:00 of 21 April 2017 to 02:00 of 22 April 2017
RGB shots and LRGB color image need to wait cause too much wind :\

2017dfc, (= Gaia17baw) TNS discovered 2017/04/09.444 by Gaia Photometric Science Alerts programme
Found in M63 at R.A. = 13h15m43s.580, Decl. = +42°02'13".38 (= NGC 5055)
Located 63".7 west and 28".4 north of the center of the M63 (Marc Deldem image)
Mag 18.8:4/20, Type Ia (z=0.06) (zhost=0.001614) (SN is behind M63) (References: ATEL 10302 Gaia observations; SN 1971I) ù

edit 2: added dslr shots to have color version :)



Gianni Cerrato
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  • M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


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  • M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


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  • M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


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  • Final
    M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


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Supernova SN2017dfc and M63 (Coldmos mono)


merged Coldmos Mono image + DSLR final image

Sky plot

Sky plot


M63 - Sunflower galaxy, 


            Gianni Cerrato