Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower galaxy
Sunflower Galaxy M63, 



    
        

            Dylan Woodbrey
Sunflower Galaxy M63
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Sunflower Galaxy M63

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 8, 2015
Frames:
Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 1.25": 37×50(30′ 50″) ISO3200
Integration:
30′ 50″
Darks:
25
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
20.89 days
Avg. Moon phase:
63.18%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean FWHM:
7.24

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 660358

RA center: 13h15m47s.3

DEC center: +42°0144

Pixel scale: 0.623 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.489 degrees

Field radius: 0.252 degrees

Resolution: 620x689

File size: 224.8 KB

Locations: Backyard, Magna Utah, Magna, Utah, United States

Description

M63 was very hard for me to process. I live in a city with lots of light pollution, so it is hard to capture the fainter dust lanes. Anyway I am happy with the results since it's my first time imaging this object.

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Sunflower Galaxy M63, 



    
        

            Dylan Woodbrey