M63

M63 by Dan Crowson

M63 by Dan Crowson

Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged February 28th and March 1st, 9th and 12th, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

M63 (NGC 5055, UGC 8334, the Sunflower Galaxy and others) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 37 million light-years away in Canes Venatici. It is a member of the M51 Group of galaxies.

Luminance – 24x600s – 180 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25642779862/sizes/l

See my recent refractor image here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/24826172549/sizes/l.

2016-03-12T00:00:00

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