M 63 Sunflower Galaxy

M 63 Sunflower Galaxy

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Object: M 63 Sunflower Galaxy Constellation Canes Venatici

Distance: 37 Million Light Years

Date(s) Taken: Jan 21-25, 2007

Telescope: Takahashi 102S

Focal Length: 816 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM operating at -30 deg C sensor temperature

Resolution: 1.87 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 11 hours total duration

15 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

15 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

21 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

16 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

 

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