M63(SUNFLOWER GALAXY)

M63(SUNFLOWER GALAXY)
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M63(SUNFLOWER GALAXY)

Messier 63 or M63, also known as NGC 5055 or the seldom-used Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici with approximately 400 billion stars. M63 was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain, then later verified by his colleague Charles Messier on June 14, 1779. The galaxy became listed as object 63 in the Messier Catalogue. In the mid-19th century, Anglo-Irish astronomer Lord Rosse identified spiral structures within the galaxy, making this one of the first galaxies in which such structure was identified.The shape or morphology of this galaxy has a classification of SAbc, indicating a spiral form with no central bar feature (SA) and moderate to loosely wound arms (bc). There is a general lack of large-scale continuous spiral struct...
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
SPA-2(Officina Stellare ProRC 700)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Oria, Almería, Spain
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
11 Jun 2021
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Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Stellaimage9 , Photoshop CS6
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