Sunflower Galaxy



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NGC 5055, also known as M63 or the seldom-used Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici with approximately 400 billion stars.It was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre M├ęchain, 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. [Wiki]


Optic SW Quattro 8S 200mm f/4 with Baader MPCC Mark III corrector
Camera Atik 383L+
Filters Baader L, R, G, B 36mm
Mount NEQ6 with EQASCOM
Guide
SW 70/500 with AlCCD5
Frame center
RA 13:15:50 DEC 42:01:37 J2000
Date
April 2022
Site
Astrobioparco di Felizzano, AL, Italy
Exposures L - 36x600 bin 1x1
R - 30x120s bin 2x2
G - 30x120s bin 2x2
B - 30x120s bin 2x2

Integration time - 9h

NGC5055

NGC5055

NGC5055

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