One of the bright spiral galaxies visible in the north sky is M63, the Sunflower Galaxy. Light takes about 35 million years to reach us from M63.

Optics and mount: Meade 10" ACF f/6.8 on Takahashi Em-200
Camera: Artemis 4021. Guided with MiniBorg 60ED and DSI pro II.
Filters: LRGB Astrodon Gen. 2
Exposures:  L:14 x 300 RGB: 6 x 300 bin 2x2.
Software: Maxim DL (Guiding, calib), Photoshop CS2.
Date and Location 24.04.2009 / 59 11 47.83 N. - 10 22 29.33 E

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