The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)

Posted by azstarman01
on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here is a picture of M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. The Sunflower Galaxy is about 37 million light years away and has a diameter of 100,000 light years, about the same as our Milky Way galaxy.

June 3 and 5, 2011


Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 12x10 minutes

Red: 6x10 minutes

Green: 6x10 minutes

Blue: 6x10 minutes


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