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



    
        

            Stefan Böckler
M 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
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M 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

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M 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Stefan Böckler
M 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
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M 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 24, 2022 ·  March 26, 2022
Frames:
Optolong UV/IR cut: 152×300(12h 40′) ISO800
Integration:
12h 40′
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
22.44 days
Avg. Moon phase:
47.00%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5627511

RA center: 13h15m47s.10

DEC center: +42°0133

Pixel scale: 1.990 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 36.334 degrees

Field radius: 0.708 degrees

Resolution: 2233x1256

File size: 1.1 MB

Locations: Backyard, Near Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Continuing Galaxy Season with an image of the Sunflower Galaxy. There were some nasty gradients in the image with different directions. That's new. Maybe I've not noticed some leaking LED lights causing the different gradients by entering the OTA before and after the meridian flip...I will have to keep an eye on this the next time!

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