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



    
        

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M 63 Sunflower Galaxy

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M 63 Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Elmiko
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M 63 Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8 inch SCT

Imaging cameras: Zwo ASI 533MC Pro

Mounts: Orion Azeq Atlas pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASTRO TECH AT66ED Guiding

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Meade 0.63x Reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs pHD guiding PHD2  ·  EQMOD, Stellarium, Stellarium Scope, PHD, Backyard EOS, Astro Tortilla Nebulosity 4

Filters: Zwo Filter Drawer  ·  Optolong UV-IR

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor for SCT


Dates:May 3, 2021

Frames:Optolong UV-IR: 99x120" (3h 18') (gain: 90.00) -1C

Integration: 3h 18'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4470567

RA center: 13h 15' 48"

DEC center: +42° 2' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.792 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 32.614 degrees

Field radius: 0.336 degrees


Resolution: 2343x1961

Locations: Picket Post Bortle 4, Superior, Arizona, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

M 63 The Sunflower Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici. It lies 37 million light years away. It has a diameter of 90,000 light years.

Took this out at the dark site. Had fun with a couple of imaging Buds! The transparency wasn't very good 6/10.

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