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 â€“ 24x600s â€“ 180 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 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.