M 63 Spiral 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: May 8 - June 5, 2006

Telescope: Orion XT-10

Focal Length: 1254 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM, Operating at -15 deg C sensor temperature

Resolution: 1.27 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 5.5 hours total duration

11 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

9 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

9 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

5 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

 

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