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

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            Mike_Stutters
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M63 (Sunflower Nebula)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: A&M Telescopes 80/480 LOMO Super Apo

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814M

Mounts: Avalon Instruments M-Zero

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: Teleskop Service TSFlat2

Software: SGP  ·  PHD2 GUIDING  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: QHY PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Starlight Xpress Mini Filter wheel 5x1.25" w/OAG  ·  HitecAstro Mount Hub Pro  ·  Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System


Frames:
Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 56x180" (2h 48') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 52x180" (2h 36') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 181x150" (7h 32' 30") -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 56x180" (2h 48') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15h 44' 30"


RA center: 13h15m18s.29

DEC center: +42°0510.10

Pixel scale: 1.571 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.680 degrees

Field radius: 0.399 degrees

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Resolution: 1450x1115

Locations: Garden, Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

The target was well placed during a recent spell of good weather so I have added some extra LRGB subs to the data I acquired in 2018. The image is I think now noticeably less noisy, permitting a closer crop of the galaxy.

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Description: Reprocessed in an attempt to: a) reduce noise b) correct in my opinion a somewhat over blue and magenta colour balance c) correct some possible over-sharpening

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M63 (Sunflower Nebula), 



    
        

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