Basic object information
Object name: M 63
Popular name: Sunflower Galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.5
Size: 12.6'x7.2'
Position angle: 105°
Object classification: Sbc
Description: vB,L,pME120,vsmbM,BN
Notes: vsvB stell. N in B inner lens;many filam

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 13h 15m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +42° 02' 00"
Constellation: Canes Venatici

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tähtikallio, Artjärvi, Finland
Date/Time: 21/22.3.2009 1:00

Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm

Magn: 50x
Field: -'
Background sky: 2 (21.10)Visuality: I

Filter:
NE Lim.mag: 6.6
Seeing: 3
Height: 70°

Weather: -3°C

An ugly sketch through thin clouds at low power with random 10” reflector in annual ATM meeting.