The Sunflower Galaxy (M63) is a spiral galaxy located in Canes Venaciti, 37 million LY
from our solar system.  It gets it's colorful name from the motley appearance of it's outer
structure.  It is believed to be a gravitational member of the M51 Group of galaxies.

March 25, 2011
8" Astro-Tech RC
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
140 Minutes / 14x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

Messier 63

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