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


            Martin Palenik
The Sunflower Galaxy - M63

The Sunflower Galaxy - M63

Technical card

Resolution: 9193x6932

Dates:May 5, 2019

Astronomik Deep-Sky B 36mm: 20x180" (gain: 75.00)
Astronomik Deep-Sky G 36mm: 12x180" (gain: 75.00)
Astronomik Deep-Sky R 36mm: 27x180" (gain: 75.00)
Astronomik Luminance L-2 36mm: 50x120" (gain: 75.00)

Integration: 4.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.32%

Mean SQM: 21.00 job: 2698774

RA center: 199.075 degrees

DEC center: 42.007 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.547 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 331.856 degrees

Field radius: 0.875 degrees

Locations: Long Sault Conservation, Bowmanville, ON, Canada

Data source: Traveller


A few of my imaging buddies got together at a semi-dark site not too far from Toronto. Northern skies were the darkest skies so I decided to try the sunflower galaxy!

Tons of fun and it stayed clear until dawn so I stayed the entire night to get my last green subs to finish the image. A really fun night.

Thanks for viewing!



Martin Palenik
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The Sunflower Galaxy - M63, 


            Martin Palenik

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