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Photographer:

laperuz

Email:

laperuz62@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Taken in Upstate New York

Date/Time of photo:

24th and 31st of May 2014

Equipment:

Celestron EdgeHD 14" with 0.7X Reducer, Mesu200 Mount, QHY10 CCD, QHY-5L-II guider

Description:

Discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1779 the Sunflower Galaxy is an example of type Sbc galaxy. It has a tightly wound central region and a looser outer arms. There is a dim halo with satellite galaxies embedded.

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