M63 – The Sunflower Galaxy | Bernard Miller

Photographer
Bernard Miller
Email
bgmiller011@cox.net
Location of photo
Rnacho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo
June 3 and 5, 2011
Equipment
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
Description
Here is a picture of M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. The Sunflower Galaxy is about 37 million light years away and has a diameter of 100,000 light years, about the same as our Milky Way galaxy.
Website
http://www.azstarman.net/M63.htm
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

COMMENT