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M 63, also known as "The Sunflower Galaxy",  is approximately 37 million light years from Earth. The knotty regions in the spiral arms are star forming regions.

Image acquired using Apogee A-8050 camera with Astrodon filter set through Astrotech AT10-RC telescope.

120 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

60 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 1x1 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.