M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy)

 

M 63 (The Sunflower Galaxy, also catalogued as NGC 5055) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is part of the M51 Group of galaxies that also includes M 51 (Whirlpool Galaxy). See also this image, taken with 2m RCC scope at NAO Rozhen

 

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 21 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 180 min, R,G,B = 50 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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