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



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Sunflower Galaxy

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The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Sunflower Galaxy

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton
Imaging Cameras
QSI 690 WSG-8
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP1100GTO
Filters
Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2 · Televue Paracorr Type-2
Software
PixInsight · Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Pro Software · Voyager · PHD2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 11, 2020 ·  May 12, 2020
Frames:
Integration:
6h 9'
Avg. Moon age:
19.67 days
Avg. Moon phase:
75.02%

RA center: 13h15m48s.122

DEC center: +42°0144.33

Pixel scale: 0.658 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.210 degrees

Field radius: 0.387 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3316x2643

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Sunflower Galaxy, M63, is a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici and lies some 30 million light years away. It is a flocculent (meaning fluffy) spiral galaxy which has no defined spiral arms, in contrast to grand design spiral galaxies like M81 or M101. Self propagating star formation is one explanation for the structure of these galaxies.

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