Messier 63 (M 63)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the spiral galaxy M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy) in the constellation Canes Venatici.

 

Introduction

The spiral galaxy M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy) in the constellation Canes Venatici.

According to Karkoschka, the spiral galaxy M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy) in the constellation Canes Venatici has a distinct core, an oval halo, but the spiral arms are unobservable. In the eVscope, however, I can see hints of the spiral arms (not at full moon).

Size: 4' x 2.5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 30 million light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 63 (Sunflower Galaxy) (selected) in constellation Canes Venatici and its surround (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 63 - Mar 15, 2020

 

M 63 - Mar 15, 2020

 

M 63 - Mar 18, 2020, processed
         

M 63 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 63 - Mar 23, 2020, processed

 

M 63 - Apr 8, 2020, full moon, processed

        

M 63 - Apr 21, 2020

 

M 63 - Apr 21, 2020, processed

   
      

M 63 - May 5, 2020

 

M 63 - May 24, 2020, clouds?

  M 63 - May 24, 2020, clouds?
   
M 63 - May 5, 2020, processed   M 63 - May 24, 2020, processed   M 63 - May 24, 2020, processed

 

Own Observations

Observations March to May 2020

 

References

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