Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 63  ·  M63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower galaxy
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M63 - the Sunflower galaxy - in Canes Venatici, 



    
        

            Arnaud Peel
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M63 - the Sunflower galaxy - in Canes Venatici

Imaging telescopes or lenses: LACERTA 250/1000 F4 LACERTA NEWTON

Imaging cameras: ZWO 1600mm Cooled Pro

Mounts: SYKYWATCHER EQ6-R

Guiding telescopes or lenses: LACERTA 250/1000 F4 LACERTA NEWTON

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro Altair GPCAM2 IMX224 Colour Guide / Imaging Camera

Focal reducers: GPU Pal Gyulai GPU 2" Aplanatic Coma Corrector

Software: PinInsight 1.8  ·  PHD Labs PHD 2 Guiding  ·  SGP Pro

Filters: ZWO Blue 36mn  ·  ZWO Green 36mn  ·  ZWO Lum 36mm  ·  Zwo Red 36mm


Dates:March 31, 2019

Frames: 186x180"

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.45%


Astrometry.net job: 2628807

RA center: 13h 15' 40"

DEC center: +42° 2' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.784 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.677 degrees

Field radius: 0.427 degrees


Resolution: 2772x2772

Locations: au Pied du Ventoux, Ventoux, 84, France

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another very nice and large galaxy of the seaon !
I start the subs with Halpha because of the moon :-) , but finally I start processing the image without Ha , don't tell me why !

Same process as the last images : for the Light , I selected only 29 subs of the best Fwhm subs (out of 80) and combined them with all the subs to get sharper details and smaller stars
I had also improved my star and halo process

A small Galaxy to the upper right is no detected by the astrometry : UGC8313, is part of the galaxy group of M51 and M63 (wiki)

5 nights were necessary to get the subs: 23/24, 25 27/28, 29, 31 of march

Red 30 [email protected] -20°C gain zero
Blue 30 [email protected] -20°C gain zero
Green 40 [email protected] -20°C gain zero

Light 80 [email protected] -20°C, gain zero

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