M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici


Optics 8" LX200 Classic @ f/6.3
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress MX7-C
Filter Baader UV-Ir
Exposure 22 - 5 minute subexposures
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3, Deconvolution, DDP, Log stretched.  SGBNR in PixInsight, final work in Photoshop7
Date 04.14.05
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes This galaxy really needed more exposure, as it has a fairly dim surface brightness.   Moderate deconvolution was required to reduce oval stars.