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The Sunflower galaxy M63

The Sunflower galaxy M63

Sketching: 9”x12” white sketching paper; 4B graphite pencil and a blending stump; after sketching a 6” circle was cut from the sketching paper; Scanned and inverted; brightness of stars adjusted with MS Paint. Scope: 10” f/5.7 Dobsonian: 24 mm widefield eyepiece 60x and 12 mm eyepiece 121x Date and Time: 6-2-2008, 3:00-4:30 UT Seeing: Pickering 7/10 Transparency: Good 3/5 NELM: 4.6 Frank McCabe

    Matt, Thank you , I am happy you like this galaxy sketch. Frank :)
    Nov 04 2009 01:20 PM
    Great. M63 is very tough from Rio.
    Nuncius, I'll bet it is pretty close to the horizon from down these. Thank you. Frank :)
    Oct 16 2010 08:28 PM
    Good sketch. You will be able to see much more detail if you crank the power on this galaxy to about 220x.
    Yes indeed. That is what I do when observing with the 18" inch scope. Thanks Frank :)

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