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


            Frank Kane
M63, The Sunflower Galaxy
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M63, The Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Dates:May 23, 2019

Frames: 114x120"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.67%

Basic astrometry details job: 2730340

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 5' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.312 degrees

Field radius: 0.285 degrees

Resolution: 1100x1475

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


Imaging galaxies from a red-zone is a bad idea, but that doesn't stop me. Definitely not the prettiest or most detailed M63 you'll see, but considering the conditions I'm proud of it.



Frank Kane
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M63, The Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Frank Kane
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    M63, The Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Frank Kane


Description: Better color correction, and a new framing

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M63, The Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Frank Kane