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



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 3, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik B 36mm: 27×60(27′) (gain: 1600.00) f/7 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik G 36mm: 26×60(26′) (gain: 1600.00) f/7 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik L 36mm: 89×60(1h 29′) (gain: 1600.00) f/7 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik R 36mm: 27×60(27′) (gain: 1600.00) f/7 -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
2h 49′
Darks:
50
Flats:
20
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
3.61 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.05%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00
Temperature:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5866682

RA center: 13h15m50s.6

DEC center: +42°0144

Pixel scale: 0.483 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 117.321 degrees

Field radius: 0.336 degrees

Resolution: 4164x2795

File size: 7.9 MB

Locations: Sandilands Manitoba, Marchand, MB, Canada

Data source: Traveller

Description

My rendition of Messier 63, the sunflower galaxy. Spent the few short hours of darkness we are blessed with this time of year under some nice rural sky around 2 hours from home in south eastern Manitoba with a great turnout. Due to a 6 month cloud induced hiatus, this was the first good night in months. With what little time we had to work with, I am quite pleased with how this image turned out.

Clear skies all,

Ryan

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M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx