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    Observing reports of M63, Messier Object / M63 reports. Reports of M63 by Telescope size, viewing conditions, location and equipment. For other objects see Messier observing reports. For astrophotographs of M63 see M63 photos. See also Messier photos. For sketches of M63 see M63 sketches. See also Messier sketches.
    For other DSO objects, see Messier objects, Messier photos, and Messier observing reports.


    M63 Observing Reports in Binoculars





    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes from 0 to 50mm / 0 inches to 2 inches





    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes from 50 to 100mm / 2 inches to 4 inches

    User: Ben Cartwright SASS
    Forum Thread link: Messier 70 started - continuing observing reports
    Messier Object: M63
    Date: 23/Aug/2017
    Location East Walpole MA USA
    Viewing Conditions: good
    Light Zone/Bortle Zone: 7.5
    Telescope Name: Orion
    Telescope Model:ST80
    Telescope Size: 80mm 400mm FL
    f-ratio of OTA: f/5
    Eyepiece model: Vixen LV9
    Eyepiece mm: 9mm
    Mount: Orion Skyview Pro EQ
    Observation: Almost impossible to see, averted vision

    Comment:




    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes from 100 to 150mm / 4 inches to 6 inches

    User: Juno16
    Thread: Juno16 Messier 70 Award Report
    Messier Object: M63
    Date: Apr 22, 2017, 3:00:16 AM
    Location Long Beach, MS, USA
    Viewing Conditions: Clear, Transparency Good, Seeing Good
    Light Zone Orange, Bortle 6
    Telescope Name: Celestron
    Telescope Model: Nextrar 130 SLT
    Telescope Size: 130mm
    f-ratio: 5
    Eyepiece model: Eyepiece mm: 12
    Mount: Nexstar
    Observation: Sunflower Galaxy - Cool! Very dim, but i can make out shape confirmed by the position of HD115270.
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    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes from 150 to 200mm / 6 inches to 8 inches





    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes from 200mm to 250mm / 8 inches to 10 inches

    User: Prowler75
    Thread: Prowler75’s M70 Submission
    Date: 2/11/16
    Location Greensboro, NC
    Viewing Conditions: Transparent/Average
    Light Zone/Bortle Zone: Dark Red-Red/6-7
    Telescope Name: Orion XT8
    Telescope Model: 8" dobsonian
    Telescope Size: 205 mm
    f-ratio: 5.9
    Eyepiece model: Explore Scientific 70˚ Series
    Eyepiece mm: 25mm
    Mount: Dobsonian
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    Comment: Started at Cor Caroli and hopped down and left to HIP64540 using RACI. Continue left to HIP64692, then switched to eyepiece with 25mm. Slewed scope slowly until I located abject just above an asterism of three faint stars the reminded me of a lopsided triangle. M63 located just above the top. Faint somewhat oval shape, brighter in the center. Visible directly.

    User: Kanadalainen
    Messier Object: M63 or sunflower galaxy - NGC 5055
    Date: 31/July/2017
    Location: Manigotagan, MB (cottage)
    Viewing Conditions: excellent transparency, very good seeing
    Light Zone/Bortle Zone: 2-3
    Telescope Name: Orion
    Telescope Model: XT10i
    Telescope Size: 10
    f-ratio: 4.7
    Eyepiece model: ES82
    Eyepiece mm: 18 and 11 mm
    Mount: dobsonian
    Observation: South of Alkaid, this was a beautiful galaxy, although I couldn’t distinguish the spiral arms.
    Comment: This note was transcribed from a scrap of paper (actually from a cardboard case of a pack of playing cards) that I lost, and recovered from the cottage. I need to beef up my methodology for detailing my Messiers while actually in situ. :)

    User: rocdoc
    Forum thread link: Back in light-polluted suburbia - still a nice session
    Messier Object: M63
    Date: 20 April 2018
    Time: 21:25
    Location (Town/City, Province/State, Country) (can be approximate): North Bethesda, MD
    Viewing Conditions: moderate to good transparency and seeing
    Light Zone/Bortle Zone: Bortle 7. Some parking lot and house lights limiting view towards East
    Telescope Name: Skyline Dobsonian
    Telescope Model: Skyline 8"
    Telescope Size: 200mm, 1200
    f-ratio: f/6
    Eyepiece model: Meade UWA 82
    Eyepiece mm: 14mm
    Mount: Dobsonian
    Observation: Mag 8.5, small spiral galaxy in CVn. NE of Cor Caroli, sits N of 19 CVn, adjacent to HD 115270, a mag 9.3 star. Vaguely ovoidal nebulosity, consisting of the core and some haze around it.
    Comments: Should be really beautiful in darker skies.




    M63 Observing Reports in Telescopes 250mm to 300mm / 10 to 12 inches

    User: bradben
    Forum thread link: Time to Get Organized- At Least a Little
    Messier Object: M63
    Date: 19/May/2017
    Time: 12:48 AM
    Location: Northern Minnesota (Grand Rapids), USA
    Viewing Conditions: Good to fair transparency
    Light Zone: blue
    Telescope Name: Zhumell
    Telescope Model: Z12
    Telescope Size:12"
    f-ratio: 4.93
    Eyepiece model: Zhumell wide angle
    Eyepiece mm: 30
    Mount: Dobsonian alt-azimuth
    Observation: Appeared elongated WNW-ESE w/ little structure seen.
    Comment: Sunflower Galaxy




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    M63 Observing report Submission Instructions

    Apply for the Messier report award. To submit see this thread Messier Observing Report Awards M630, M630, M6310 Apply now


    Please use tab, csv or Excel format to keep track of observations. The member must include an excel or similar file (csv - comma or tab separated, txt - comma or tab separated) with the following:


    eg Messier Number (M) | Comment | Date (dd/mm/yyyy)


    1 | A large oval fuzzball noted. No spiral arms were seen. | 01/25/2011
    or comma separated like this:


    1,"A large oval fuzzball noted. No spiral arms were seen.",01/25/2011
    Format to submit, use this template and edit it in a notepad/wordpad:


    NEW information for 2017 - Members must submit to the Messier observing report page. This is as easy as copying and pasting your forum posts or file data into the right telescope / binocular size area and only takes a few seconds of your time.
    once you have updated your file, create a template in wordpad or notepad or similar program of your observing data as follows:


    User:
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    Messier Object: M63
    Date: day/month/2017
    Time:
    Location (Town/City, Province/State, Country) (can be approximate):
    Viewing Conditions:
    Light Zone/Bortle Zone:
    Telescope Name:
    Telescope Model:
    Telescope Size:
    f-ratio:
    Eyepiece model:
    Eyepiece mm:
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    Paste the text into the telescope size field for that Messier object page.
    See instructions below. Please submit into the correct wiki page by using these Hints/Tips:


    1) Update your file/thread/post with the object observing report submission. Keep this window of the thread/post/file open as a tab or window
    2) Open a new tab by going to the Messier observing reports page
    2) Go to the object page for the object you want to submit ie M number
    3) click on Edit for the right telescope size
    4) paste your wordpad/notepad edited submission edited from template above or simply copy from your thread into the area, without pasting on top or deleting any previous information
    6) update your thread with the submission
    7) let the team know as per pm above to your completion of the Messier Report award

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    Default Re: M63 observing report

    Oops! I put my report in the instructions location. Sorry

    Brad

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    Default Re: M63 observing report

    Quote Originally Posted by bradben View Post
    Oops! I put my report in the instructions location. Sorry

    Brad
    I think I've got you fixed, Brad. Check it out to be sure.
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    Yeah you fixed it. Thanks!
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