Wednesday 1 August 2007

M63 2007-07-14

The following picture is a 5 min. exposure image of the Sunflower Galaxy (M63). It was taken from ESAC around 1:00 GMT of 2007-07-14 with the Meade DSI camera and a C8 SCT with a 0.33 focal reducer. The central part of the galaxy and its structure is clearly visible but the diffuse area is only apparent because the low contrast caused by the poor darkness in ESAC.