Wednesday, June 22, 2016

M63, SUNFLOWER GALAXY Taken by José J. Chambó on June 4, 2016 @ Navas de Estena, Ciudad Real (Spain)

M63 also known as the Sunflower Galaxy is a type spiral galaxy located to 37 million light-years in the constellation of the Hunting dogs (Canes Venatici), discovered by Pierre Méchain on 1779, consists in a small central disc surrounded by many segments of spiral arms. Several faint galaxies appears also scattered in the field.

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