M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Explanation

M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy due to it's resemblance to the earth bound plant. This galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici, and was discovered in 1779 by Pierre Méchain.

Details

Credit: Will Jackson, Kevin Bartee
Date Captured: Sun, 01/16/2011
Exposure: 170 minutes
Telescope: Meade 14" LX200-ACF 3556mm f/10