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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 





    
        

            Insight Observatory
M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 4018x4038

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:
Baader Blue: 1x120" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x120" bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x120" bin 1x1
Baader Red: 1x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2095251

RA center: 199.040 degrees

DEC center: 42.050 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.217 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.705 degrees

Field radius: 0.963 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory

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, the galaxy form known as a flocculent. M63 is part of the M51 Group, a group of galaxies that also includes M51 (the 'Whirlpool Galaxy').

Imaged by: Josh, Jaymori, Layla, and Madison.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).

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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 





    
        

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