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



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
M63 Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 Sunflower Galaxy

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M63 Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
M63 Sunflower Galaxy
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M63 Sunflower Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  SGP Pro

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 UV-IR cut  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel


Dates:June 4, 2020June 7, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 UV-IR cut: 43x300" (3h 35') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R: 27x120" (54') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B: 26x120" (52') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G: 27x120" (54') bin 2x2

Integration: 6h 15'

Avg. Moon age: 14.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.95%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4079024

RA center: 13h15m52s

DEC center: +42°0206

Pixel scale: 1.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 346.173 degrees

Field radius: 0.704 degrees


Resolution: 2320x1708

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 63 or M63, also known as NGC 5055 or the seldom-used Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici with approximately 400 billion stars. M63 was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain, then later verified by his colleague Charles Messier on June 14, 1779. The galaxy became listed as object 63 in the Messier Catalogue. In the mid-19th century, Anglo-Irish astronomer Lord Rosse identified spiral structures within the galaxy, making this one of the first galaxies in which such structure was identified.

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M63 Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle