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 Cambridge , the Sunflower Galaxy is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:21 (EDT), 79° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:17, 89° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:58, 30° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Sunflower Galaxy
M63[1]
NGC 5055[2]
Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:8.59 (V) [2]
9.34 (B) [2]
6.57 (J) [2]
5.83 (H) [2]
5.61 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.75
Hubble type:Sbc
Right ascension:13h15m [2]
Declination:+42°01' [2]
Distance:11.3 Mpc
37.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.68
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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