M63 SUNFLOWER GALAXY

M63,    the    Sunflower    Galaxy    is    a    beautiful    and spectacular   spiral   galaxy   in   the   constellation   of Canes Venatici. Stars    in    the    outer    regions    of    the    Sunflower Galaxy    rotate    about    the    center    at    a    speed    so high   that,   given   the   matter   seen   and   assuming normal gravity, they should fly off into space. M63   is   best   seen   from   the   Northern   Hemisphere during the months of March, April or May. M63    has    an    apparent    size    of    12.6    x    7.2    arc minutes    and    is    located    37    Million    light    years from Earth.
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M63 SUNFLOWER GALAXY

Place:        Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM:         21 Dates:       March 2016 Details Telescope:  GSO RC14 Truss Mount:        ASA DDM85 Camera:      Moravian G2-8300 Focuser:      Seletek Armadillo 2 Flattener:    CCDT67 0.67x Exposure:    L: 20x600 sec bin1                       RGB: 120x300 sec bin2 Processing  Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software:     MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote:  Talon6

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