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    Default M63 Sunflower Galaxy



    Had a clear night so I went after M63. I don't think I've ever imaged this one before.
    This one is enlarged and cropped due to the size of the Galaxy using an 80mm scope.

    15x600sec. lights with darks, flats and bias frames.
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    M63-jpg.JPG
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Awesome! Great work, Jerry!
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Really nice image Jerry!
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    That's nice. What is the Galaxy at the upper left side near the edge?
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Love it Jerry!
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Wow, incredible image. The colors are out of this world. Nice work Jerry.
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    That's nice. What is the Galaxy at the upper left side near the edge?
    There is also a small galaxy on the right side of M63. I tried to find them in Stellarium.... no luck on either.
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Now that's what I believe astronomy to be, seeing and/or capturing things most people wouldn't. And Sir you did a great job of it!
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Quote Originally Posted by hillrat View Post
    that's nice. What is the galaxy at the upper left side near the edge?
    pgc 3805570.

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry sykes View Post
    there is also a small galaxy on the right side of m63. I tried to find them in stellarium.... No luck on either.
    ugc 8313.
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    Default Re: M63 Sunflower Galaxy

    Beautiful Jerry!
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