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


            José J. Chambó
M63, Sunflower Galaxy
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M63, Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:June 4, 2016

Frames: 21x240" (1h 24')

Integration: 1h 24'

Avg. Moon age: 28.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1127609

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 0' 25"

Pixel scale: 5.257 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.819 degrees

Field radius: 1.053 degrees

Resolution: 620x413


M63 also known as the Sunflower Galaxy is a type spiral galaxy located in the constellation of the "Hunting dogs" (Canes Venatici), discovered by Pierre Méchain on 1779, consists in a small central disc surrounded by many segments of spiral arms. Several faint galaxies appears also scattered in the field.

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M63, Sunflower Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó