Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 63 (NGC 5055)
The Sunflower Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici      RA 13h 15m 48s  Dec +42d 02m 00s

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Adrian Brown took the following image of the Sunflower Galaxy (M63) on the 18th April 2007. He used a clear infra-red blocking filter and a light pollution filter with an ATIK ATK16HR camera through a Skywatcher 80ED Pro refractor at f7.5. This was guided using an ATIK ATK-2HS camera through a Skywatcher 80T refractor. The set up was mounted on a Celestron CGE mount. The image is comprised of twelve 10 minute exposures.