M63, The Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Dr Alan Potts
Location of photo
Newport, South Wales, UK
Date/Time of photo
13th and 14th February, 2018
300mm Nikkor lens at f/5.6 on Nikon D3300 DSLR body (6400 ISO). Sky-Watcher EQ2 mount.
Named for its resemblance to the well known flower this bright spiral galaxy is located in Canes Venatici a few degrees from M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy). Total exposure was 46m 54s in 6s subframes, stacked in DeepSkyStacker.
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