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Messier 63
01-JUN-2012

Messier 63

The Sunflower Galaxy (also known as Messier 63, M63, or NGC 5055).
Is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici consisting of a central disc surrounded by many short spiral arm segments.
The Sunflower Galaxy is part of the M51 Group, a group of galaxies that also includes the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51).(WIKI)

Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER LRGB filters.

L = 85 minutes
RGB = 8 minutes each (BIN 2x2)
Total of 109 minutes.

Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL


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