Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  19 CVn  ·  20 CVn  ·  23 CVn  ·  M 63  ·  NGC 5003  ·  NGC 5055  ·  NGC 5093  ·  NGC 5103  ·  Sunflower galaxy  ·  The star 19CVn  ·  The star 20CVn  ·  The star 23CVn
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M63 Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED f/5

Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-400

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Pixlr, Gimp2, Lightroom,, Star Tools

Filters: Astrodon LRGB + Ha

Accessory: Takahashi Advanced Temma Hand Controller  ·  Orion ShortTube 80mm


Dates:March 22, 2017

Frames: 1x360" (6')

Integration: 6'

Avg. Moon age: 23.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.66%


Astrometry.net job: 1512809

RA center: 13h 15' 46"

DEC center: +42° 1' 48"

Pixel scale: 6.680 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.478 degrees

Field radius: 2.348 degrees


Resolution: 2104x1403

Description

Messier 63 (also known as M63, NGC 5055, or the Sunflower Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici consisting of a central disc surrounded by many short spiral arm segments. M63 is part of the M51 Group, a group of galaxies that also includes M51 (the 'Whirlpool Galaxy'. M63 is an active galaxy with a LINER nucleus.

--Wikipedia

More:

Messier63 - Wikipedia

Messier63 - Astropixels.com

Messier63 - SEDS

This is image #4 in long term project to the photograph complete Messier catalog.

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