Messier 63 (the Sunflower Galaxy) | laperuz

Photographer
laperuz
Email
laperuz62@gmail.com
Location of photo
Taken in Upstate New York
Date/Time of photo
24th and 31st of May 2014
Equipment
Celestron EdgeHD 14" with 0.7X Reducer, Mesu200 Mount, QHY10 CCD, QHY-5L-II guider
Description
Discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1779 the Sunflower Galaxy is an example of type Sbc galaxy. It has a tightly wound central region and a looser outer arms. There is a dim halo with satellite galaxies embedded.