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



    
        

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Acquisition details

Dates:
June 24, 2022
Frames:
49×600(8h 10′)
Integration:
8h 10′
Avg. Moon age:
25.36 days
Avg. Moon phase:
18.41%

RA center: 13h15m49s.294

DEC center: +42°0146.27

Pixel scale: 0.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.678 degrees

Field radius: 0.258 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1997x1985

File size: 1.3 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: IC Astronomy Observatories

Description

M63, also known as the 'Sunflower Galaxy', is a bright spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici with approximately 400 billion stars.
This galaxy is located roughly 30 million light-years from Earth.

Image captured with the Officina Stellare ProRC 700 telescope and FLI PL16803 camera from Telescope Live in IC Astronomy Observatory, Oria, Spain.

Total integration time: 495 minutes
LRGB 8:10:8:9 sub-frames of 300s and 8:7:8:9 sub-frames of 600s
Dataset Telescope Live.

Processing with Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools and NoiseXTerminator plug-ins.

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M63, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers