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Object: M63 Sunflower Galaxy
Imager: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Huwe
Date & Location: 5. april 2003, NMSkies
Optics / Telescope: Celestron C14 SCT, SBIG ST1001E
Focal length f/ratio: 3910 mm @ f10 (no guiding)
Exposure: 78 min total, LRGB
L = 27 min, binning 2x2
R = 16 min, binning 2x2
G = 17 min, binning 2x2
B = 18 min, binning 2x2
Software: Camera control and image reduction with CCDSoft, RGB Combine in MaxIm DL, processed with Photoshop
Conditions: Extrem windy (8-25 mph).
Object Info: The distance of the Spiral Galaxy M63 is 37 million light years.
Apparent Dimension is 10x6 arc min. Visual Brightness is 8.6 mag.