Contains: Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055

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M 63 (Sunflower galaxy)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Selfmade 443/2048 Newtonian f4.6

Imaging camera: SBIG ST-10 XME

Mount: Sideres85

Software: PixInsight

Filter: SBIG CFW-9

Accessories: Baader RCC-1 Coma CorrectorSBIG AO-8

Resolution: 4268x2864

Dates: March 9, 2011March 19, 2015

Frames: 75x300" -30C

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.73%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.50

Mean FWHM: 2.30 job: 627428

RA center: 198.954 degrees

DEC center: 42.032 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.343 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.933 degrees

Field radius: 0.244 degrees


M 63 technical data / Telescope: Newtonian (d=443mm, f=2048mm) / Location: Emberger Alm, Kaernten, Austria / Camera: SBIG ST-10XME with AO-8 and CFW-9 / Exposure: 6.25 hours (luminance 36x5 min. bin 1x1, red 10x5 min. bin 2x2, green 10x5 min. bin 2x2, blue 19x5 min. bin 2x2)




Sky plot

Sky plot


M 63 (Sunflower galaxy), DetlefHartmann