|M63. The Sunflower Galaxy|
|Spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici|
sunflower galaxy was classified by Hubble as Sb or Sc type and its
visual appearance resembles a sunflower. It is in the group of m51.
Distance to earth: 37,000,000 light years
Visual Magnitude: 8.6
More information: Messier index. M63
|Date and location||27-may-2006. Caraquiz, Madrid|
|Telescope||8" Meade LX200GPS,
f=2000mm. Autoguide with Megrez II 80ED, Toucam SC3 and guidedog.
|Camera||Artemis285. 0.7 focal reducer. Hutech IDAS LPS filter.
|Image Processing||L: 13x600s bin 1x1. RGB:
5x180s bin 2x2. Registered and stacked with AIP4WIN. Histograms, RGB,
LRGB and noise reduction with Pixinsight SE and Pixinsight LE.
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