The Sunflower Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Sunflower Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Sunflower Galaxy is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:36 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 81° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:15, 86° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:18, when it sinks to 25° above your north-western horizon.

Name Sunflower Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 63
NGC 5055
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:8.59 (V)[1]
9.34 (B)[1]
5.83 (H)[1]
5.61 (K)[1]
6.57 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.75
Hubble type:Sbc
Right Ascension:13h15m [1]
Declination:+42°01' [1]
Distance:8.3 Mpc
27.2 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.01




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