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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