Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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emarko
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Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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The galaxy is located roughly 27 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici. It has an apparent magnitude of 9.3 and appears as a faint patch of light in small telescopes. The best time to observe M63 is during May.
https://www.astrobin.com/mjwe38/B/
SCT 8" + Starizona reducer III 0,63x + IR/UV Cut filter + ASI294MC Pro on SW AZEQ6 Pro mount
65x 180 sec + darks
AsiAir, APP, StarTools
Photo: Emersic Marko 15/16.april 2020
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Re: Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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Lovely.
Nice processing and colour.
Great job!
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Thank you...
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Stunning well done .
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Burly, thank you very much...
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Re: Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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Hi
Absolutely wonderful. Love it.
I'm inspired. The longest fl we have is a 10" @ 1200mm with a dslr.
What do you reckon?
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Re: Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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Thank you very much.
Just go for, in 10" telescope will M63 looks gorgeous ......
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The longest fl we have is a 10" @ 1200mm with a dslr.
Yes, go for it!

My version is with 2100 mm fl here.
Not as nicely done as emarko’s!
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Nice one, I like it....
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Re: Messier 63 - The Sunflower galaxy

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Hi everyone
Had a go at 1200mm but it needs more throwing at it. Can't compete with the sct guys!
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