Sunday, 4 May 2014

M63




M63
Constellation - Canes Venaciti
Spiral galaxy
Distance - 34mly
Mag 8.6

Date 1/5/14
Transparency - Excellent
SQM 21.49 (LM 6.3)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP 17.3mm Delos x109 (TFoV 0.39')

Sketch notes
The tilt appeared to be around 45˚ with the oval halo pointing NE to SW with a bright core and only a few very brief moments where fine arms could be seen.

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