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



    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 (NGC 5055)
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The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 (NGC 5055)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Borg 90FL

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI183MC Pro

Mount:Celestron AVX Mount

Guiding telescope or lens:Agena Astro 50mm f/3.9 Guidescope

Guiding camera:ASI224MC

Focal reducers:

Software:Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)PHD2 Guiding

Filter:Optolong L

Accessory:Borg 1.08X DG Multi-Flattener, #7108


Resolution: 3180x2120

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:Optolong L: 46x240" (gain: 178.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.1 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: 6.00

Temperature: 10.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2096368

RA center: 13h 15' 50"

DEC center: +42° 1' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.901 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.839 degrees

Field radius: 0.478 degrees


Data source: Traveller

Description

The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 (NGC 5055), 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 flocculent. M63 is part of the M51 Group, a group of galaxies that also includes M51, the 'Whirlpool Galaxy'. It is 27 million light years from Earth, with a apparent size of 12.6' x 7.2', an d an apparent magnitude of 9.3

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The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 (NGC 5055), 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia