Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm FCD 100

Imaging cameras: zwo ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guide Scope 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Lighroom  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Filters: ZWO BLUE 36mm  ·  ZWO GREEN 36mm  ·  ZWO RED 36mm  ·  ZWO Luminance 36mm

Accessory: Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener  ·  Pegasus Universal Motor


Dates:March 13, 2021

Frames: 200x240"

Integration: 13.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4310215

RA center: 13h 15' 23"

DEC center: +42° 1' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.830 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.097 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees


Resolution: 3246x2232

Locations: Cabin, Ely, Minnesota, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Imaged M63 last night and while processing I realized I had some data from last year, so I combined the data into one.

I really like all the galaxies below M63. Also, what I thought was an arm of M63 at the lower right of the galaxy is actually includes a tidal stream from a collision with a dwarf galaxy, PGC46093.

I went back and forth a bit on whether to reduce noise further, but it always seemed at the expense of some of the detail, so it is a little noisy.

Total Frames
95 L at 240
35 each RGB at 240

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