M63 (NGC 5055), The "Sunflower" galaxy in Canes Venaciti.

Right Ascension: 13h:15.8m, Declination: 42d:02m(deg:m)
Visual Brightness: 8.6 Mag, apparent Dimension is 12.6 x 7.2 arc minutes, Distance: about 35,000(kly)

M63 (NGC 5055), The Sunflower galaxy in Canes Venaciti.

Optics: Celestron C-8 f6.3 for 1280mm, Schmidt Cassegrain
Adapter: Celestron f6.3 reducer
Date: 05/20/2006sp, Time: 02:35:00 UTC
Exposure: 6 Luminance images of 300 seconds each
Filter: SBIG CFW8-A clear
Resolution: 800 x 600
Guiding: SBIG ST-2000XM with internal TC-237 guider
Acquisition: SBIG ST-2000XM camera
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini GOTO
Software: SBIG CCDOPS ver 5.41B6NT
notes: Autodark added to each image. Hot and cold pixel removal, soft DDP, stacked in CCDSoft

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Last edited:9/4/2006, by Don Lewis, Wye Mountain Observatory