Explanation: Messier 63 NGC 5055) larger galaxy about 100,000 A.L. a diameter of about 25 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, also known as Sunflower due to the peculiar structure of its arms wide to the rich spiral of nodules and dotted with star-forming regions. It presents a very extended halo.
Notes: this is one of the first images obtained with the new Avalon m3
|Optics:||Celestron C11 HD @ f10, f6.3|
|Mount:||Avalon M3 Fast Reverse|
|Dates/Times:||April 2015, april 2016|
|Location:||Viterbo, W.Herschel obs. Italy|
|Exposure:||Lum: 21.2 hours R : 120min; G: R/B min; B: 240 min|
|Cooling:||avg – 5°|