M63 - Sunflower Galaxy

Canes Venatici

Spiral Galaxy

M 63; NGC5055 - Spiral Galaxy
Date: Aug 02, 2008 Time: 23:30 CST Location: Haltom City Tx
Instrument: 253mm F/9 Ritchey Chretien Mount: AP1200GTO Guiding: ST-10XME Internal Guider
Extra Hardware: Water Assisted Cooling Seeing: Good Transparency: Fair
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME Filter Wheel: CFW10 Filter: AstroDon L
Exposure: 6 x 600 Seconds Luminance Camera Control: MaximDL 4.11 Processing: MaximDL,Sigma-Reject, PSCS

Image Center: RA 13h 15m 45s, Dec +42d 03m 34s, Pos Angle +334.2 Degrees
Effective Focal Length 2276.7 mm ~ .62" per Pixel
Notes: Calm. Temp ~80 Degrees F. Guiding was ~ .5 arc second