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


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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Dream Telescopes 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph

Mounts: Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: DeepSkyStacker (DSS) 4.2.1  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended

Filters: Baader Blue  ·  Baader Green  ·  Baader Red  ·  Baader Luminance

Dates:April 1, 2019April 9, 2019April 10, 2019

Baader Blue: 2x600" -34C bin 1x1
Baader Green: 4x600" -34C bin 1x1
Luminance: 10x600" -34C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance: 9x300" -42C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 7x600" -34C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.6 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Bias: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 11.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.72%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2799736

RA center: 13h 15' 42"

DEC center: +42° 0' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.238 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.295 degrees

Field radius: 0.692 degrees

Resolution: 3009x2677

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


Sunflower Galaxy with tidal streams and outer loop.

Image processed by Utkarsh Mishra using image data from Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach remote telescope ATEO-1.

Image set can be subscribed to and downloaded from Insight Observatory's "Starbase" image set repository.



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