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


            Jorge Buzzi
M63 (Sunflower Galaxy)
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M63 (Sunflower Galaxy)

Technical card

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PixInsight LE  ·  Adobe PhotoShop CS 3

Dates:Jan. 18, 2015

B: 4x300" -35C bin 1x1
G: 4x300" -35C bin 1x1
L: 12x3600" -35C bin 1x1
R: 4x300" -35C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 777533

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 1' 58"

Orientation: -179.202 degrees

Field radius: 0.204 degrees

Resolution: 620x413


This is my very first deep sky processed picture, with the priceless help from the great astrophotogrpher Alberto Pisabarro. Image Acquisition by Jim Misti.



  • M63 (Sunflower Galaxy), 


            Jorge Buzzi
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    M63 (Sunflower Galaxy), 


            Jorge Buzzi

Sky plot

Sky plot


M63 (Sunflower Galaxy), 


            Jorge Buzzi