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M63 Sunflower Galaxy image

M63 Sunflower Galaxy

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M63 Sunflower Galaxy Messier 63 also known as the Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The Sunflower Galaxy lies roughly 37 million light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 9.3. LRGB Image, data taken in May & June 2013, 2017 & 2019 from Lockwood Valley, California Lum 405 minutes 1x binned, 15 min sub-exposures RGB 135:135:135 minutes 2x binned, 15 min sub-exposures Total Exposure Time = 13.5 hours This image has been cropped to approx. 66% of the original FOV Camera: SBIG STXL-11002M,Scope: Planewave CDK-17 at f/6.8, Mount: Paramount ME Off-Axis Guided with SBIG Self-Guiding Filter Wheel