M63 (The Sunflower Galaxy)

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

by Dave Mitsky

This 70-second-long image of M63 (the Sunflower Galaxy) in Canes Venatici was captured remotely on 2010/7/5 using the Bradford Robotic Telescope's 14" f/11 Celestron C14 SCT and FLI MicroLine camera located on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  A Celestron focal reducer yielding an effective focal length of 1877mm at f/5.3 was employed. North is up and east is to the right in this shot.  For further information on M63, see http://www.maa.clell.de/Messier/E/m063.html

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