M63 (Sunflower Galaxy)

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noirlab_noao-m63hugo February 20th, 2014

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Bruce Hugo and Leslie Gaul/Adam Block

M63, commonly known as the Sunflower Galaxy, belongs to the same group of galaxies as M51. It is located about 35 million light-years away from us. This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m63hugo/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M63
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 15m 42.3s
DEC = 42° 4’ 58.3”
Orientation
North is 16.4° CCW
Field of View
8.2 x 12.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Canes Venatici

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (Broad Band) 555.0 nm
Blue KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Green KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (G) 475.0 nm
Red KPNO-VC-0.5m (Other CCD) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Luminosity
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
noao-m63hugo
Subject Category
Subject Name
M63
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Bruce Hugo and Leslie Gaul/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-02-20T14:31:31
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m63hugo/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope, Visitor Center 0.5-meter Telescope
Instrument
Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD
Color Assignment
Luminosity, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Broad Band, B, G, R
Central Wavelength
555, 438, 475, 625
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
198.926337889, 42.0828492029
Reference Dimension
1444.0, 2164.0
Reference Pixel
793.828201294, 1652.78511047
Scale
-9.44254098074e-05, 9.44941096943e-05
Rotation
16.357949300635
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m63hugo
Metadata Date
2021-08-30T16:27:06+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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