The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)

Image of the Sunflower Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Sunflower Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:30, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:25, 80° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:15, 55° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Sunflower Galaxy
NGC 5055[2]
Right ascension:13h15m [2]
Declination:+42°01' [2]
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:8.61 (V) [2]
9.32 (B) [2]
6.57 (J) [2]
5.83 (H) [2]
5.61 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sbc
Distance:11.3 Mpc
37.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.71
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.66
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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