Tonight I decided to point my 8″ Newton telescope to this object to have a closer look. Even if I only had 2 hours of time I am still satisfied with the result. Personally, I think a sunflower looks a little different – anyway I like the shape and the structure of this object. M63 is located in constellation Canes Venatici and is not “so far” away from M51. Its apparent magnitude is about 9.3mag. Besides, I already targeted M63 a few years ago, but this new result I think is much better.
|Location||Böblingen / Germany|
|Object||Sunflower Galaxy (M63)|
|Guiding||yes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG|
|Luminance||4x, 600s, bin: 1x1|
|Red||4x, 150s, bin: 2x2|
|Green||4x, 150s, bin: 2x2|
|Blue||4x, 150s, bin: 2x2|