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Name / Constellation

M 63

Other: NGC 5055 - UGC 8334 - PGC 46153 - Sunflower Galaxy

CVe

Coordinates AR: 13h 15m 49.3sec - Dec: +42° 01' 46"
Optics Richtey-Chretien Officina Stellare 10"@F8 Carbon Truss
Camera-Mount SBIG ST10XME/CFW10/ONAG/ST8300 guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Astrodon LRGB TruBalance (Gen 2)
Exposure
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 12 x 900 sec - 3 hours
  • 7 x 600 sec - 60 minutes
  • 7 x 600 sec - 60 minutes
  • 7 x 600 sec - 60 minutes
  • UNBINNED
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) "TLP" Remote Observatory - mar / apr 2017
Seeing About 1.7 " @ 0.71 arcosec/pixel image scale unbinned
Note  
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Autopilot 5
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5 -
Comment

Also known as Sunflower Galaxy is a spiral galaxy part of M51 group. It was discovered by Pierre Mèchain on june 1779. Lord Ross was the first to see the spiral structure in it. It's uncertain the presence of a super massive black hole in its centre. Apparent ma 9.3, apparent size 10' x 6'. It's about 37 Mly away.