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M63
The Sunflower Galaxy

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M63

NGC Number:
NGC 5055

Common Name:
The Sunflower Galaxy

Constellation:
Canes Venatici

Distance from Earth:
~37 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
8.6

Size:
10 x 6 arc minutes

M63, The Sunflower Galaxy

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Date Taken:
4/18/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .67x Reducer
Paramount ME
SBIG 10XME, NABG
SBIG CFW-8a
SBIG AO-7

Exposure Specs:
195 minutes total
Lum: 21x5 min
Red: 6x5 min
Grn: 6x5 min
Blu: 6x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3
Adobe Photoshop CS

 


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