Location of Photo:
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo:
June 3 and 5, 2011
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
Here is a picture of M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. The Sunflower Galaxy is about 37 million light years away and has a diameter of 100,000 light years, about the same as our Milky Way galaxy.