Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M63 with my little 100mm APO, 


            Sven Hoffmann
M63 with my little 100mm APO

M63 with my little 100mm APO

Technical card

Resolution: 920x640

Dates:April 7, 2018April 8, 2018April 9, 2018April 18, 2018

B: 37x300" -20C bin 1x1
G: 33x300" -20C bin 1x1
Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS D1: 60x300" -20C bin 1x1
R: 42x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.3 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Flat darks: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 17.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.06%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 2.00

Temperature: 10.00 job: 2076336

RA center: 198.942 degrees

DEC center: 42.025 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.414 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.007 degrees

Field radius: 0.220 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone,

so this is my take on M63. I think the seeing was pretty good when I took this data, so I believe this is about as close to the maximum resolution I can get with my little scope. I originally had some troubles when editing but today, since I warmed up to true color images again it turned out well enough for me to upload it here.

I plan to always upload a wide field version, an annotated version and a cropped version for those types of shots. I'm not exactly sure what the community prefers.

Thanks for having a look!



Sven Hoffmann
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M63 with my little 100mm APO, 


            Sven Hoffmann
  • M63 with my little 100mm APO, 


            Sven Hoffmann
  • Final
    M63 with my little 100mm APO, 


            Sven Hoffmann


annotated version


crop on galaxy

Sky plot

Sky plot


M63 with my little 100mm APO, 


            Sven Hoffmann