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


            Adam Landefeld
M63 - Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 - Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 3838x2414

Dates:April 30, 2019May 7, 2019May 8, 2019

Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [B]: 32x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [G]: 32x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [Lum]: 165x420" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [R]: 32x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 29x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 32.9 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 10.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.36%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 2697934

RA center: 13h 15' 55"

DEC center: +42° 2' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.854 degrees

Field radius: 0.468 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


M63, 33 hours LRGB with Ha added with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. My primary goal with this image was to reveal as much of the surrounding halo material as possible without too much of a flat low contrast look. Because I wanted to reveal the faint structure really well, I dedicated more time than usual to RGB to get some color in it. Revision B is inverted with a stronger stretch so you can really see all the halo material.



Adam Landefeld

Sky plot

Sky plot


M63 - Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Adam Landefeld