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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: 3996x4014

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:Baader Luminance: 1x120" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.0 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2098694

RA center: 199.050 degrees

DEC center: 42.048 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.830 degrees

Field radius: 0.958 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory


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.

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, 


            Insight Observatory