Messier 63 / NGC 5055


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
Camera:SX H694
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°
SQM-L: 19.7
NOTE um: 80%

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