M63 (NGC 5055)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Canes Venatici 13h15.8 42°02' 12' x 7.6' 8.6 37 Mly

Messier 63 (also known as M63, NGC 5055, or the Sunflower Galaxy) is a beautiful spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici consisting of a central disc surrounded by many short spiral arm segments, at a distance of about 37 million light-years.


M63, NGC 5055

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
April 15, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
RGB 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP