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Contains:  M 63, NGC 5055, Sunflower galaxy
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Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63), 


            Miles Zhou
Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63)
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Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK 12,5'' CDK 12.5"

Mounts: Planewave Ascension 200HR

Filters: Various LRGB

Dates:March 17, 2016

Frames: 30x120"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.60%

Basic astrometry details job: 1013661

RA center: 13h 15' 49"

DEC center: +42° 1' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.478 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -176.225 degrees

Field radius: 0.167 degrees

Resolution: 2046x1470

Locations: iTelescope - SSO, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia


Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63) taken at iTelescope SSO site; processed using a 2x drizzle. Very first quick draft; didn't spend time to deal with the funny bright star defect which was generated by a deconvolution operation. Also, didn't compare with the non-drizzled version.

The artifact of deconvolution of the big star was fixed in Version B, and the dark line due to the camera defects was also fixed in Version C.



Miles Zhou
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  • Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63), 


            Miles Zhou
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            Miles Zhou
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    Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63), 


            Miles Zhou

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Sunflower Galaxy (Messier 63), 


            Miles Zhou