M63, NGC5055


About this image

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.

More: galaxies page, spiral galaxies page, messier page.

Minimum credit line: N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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