Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 63  ·  M63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower Galaxy  ·  Sunflower galaxy
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 250/1200

Imaging cameras: asi zwo 1600 pro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 9x50 Skywatcher finder-guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO 462MC

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.9x coma corector

Software: Photoshop CC 2020  ·  PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding


Dates:April 13, 2021

Frames: 338x60" (5h 38')

Integration: 5h 38'

Avg. Moon age: 1.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.76%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 4408306

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 2' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.722 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 24.307 degrees

Field radius: 0.466 degrees


Resolution: 3314x3314

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another difficult to process galaxy. For some reason the luminance channel had the most bizarre gradients which took a lot of work to remove with DBE in PixInsight. Hopefully they have been mostly removed.

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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell