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

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M63 The Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 The Sunflower Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific 127mm FCD 100
Imaging Cameras
zwo ASI 1600MM Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM60EC
Filters
ZWO RED 36mm · ZWO BLUE 36mm · ZWO GREEN 36mm · ZWO Luminance 36mm
Accessories
Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener · Pegasus Universal Motor
Software
Topaz Labs DeNoise AI · Sequence Generator Pro · Adobe Lighroom · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 60mm Guide Scope 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 13, 2021
Frames:
200x240" (13h 20')
Integration:
13h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
0.07 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.00%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4310215

RA center: 13h15m23s.8

DEC center: +42°0122

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

Comments

Revisions

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B

Description: Small tweaks

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C

Description: Used a bad monitor and didn't realize how the background looked on the previous versions

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Sky plot

Histogram

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