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Catalogue and alternative designations

M63, NGC 5055, Sunflower galaxy

Type Galaxy
Position 113 15.8, +42.2
Constellation Canes Venatici
Camera and Telescope QSI 583 WSG, 20cm Maksutov Newtonian courtesy Dean Salman
Focal Ratio F4
Exposure Details LRGB 60:30:30:30 with Astrodon series 2 filters
Description A bright and very attractive spiral with very intricate structure.  The size is about 3' x 2' and the magnitude is 8.6.