M63, NGC 5055

M63 is a type Sbc spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. M63, occasionally called the Sunflower Galaxy for no very good reason, is around 10Mpc away and may be part of a loose physical group including M51 and several other smaller galaxies. This composite color image was created from CCD observations made at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in May 1998.

Credit:
N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao-m63
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:1800 x 1366 px

About the Object

Name:M63, NGC 5055
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 16 20.40
Position (Dec):42° 5' 18.79"
Field of view:20.41 x 15.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.2° left of vertical