[M63, AOP/KPNO Visitor Center]
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The bright spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, M63, as photographed by participant Andy Fisher of the Advanced Observer Program of the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) Visitor Center. Image processing by Adam Block. This image was obtained with AOP's Meade 16in LX200 at f/6.3 and SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel, composed from 4 exposured (L, Luminance = 50 minutes; R, Red = 20 minutes; G, Green = 20 minutes; B, Blue = 40 minutes). Note the outstanding fine detail in the spirl arms of M63 visible in this image: Pinkish H II regions which are star forming, blueish clusters and associations of hot young stars, and dark dust bands. Also note the yellowish color of the nucleus' old stellar population (population II).
Credit: Andy Fisher/Adam Block/AURA/NOAO/NSF

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    [M63, NOAO]

    M63, a type Sbc spiral galaxy, as photographed with the Kitt Peak National Observatory 0.9-meter telescope in May 1998. This is a composite color image created from CCD observations.
    Credit: N.A.Sharp/AURA/NOAO/NSF

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    [M63, Bill Keel]

    The bright spiral galaxy Messier 63, shown from a red-light CCD exposure with an RCA CCD at the 1.1-meter Hall telescope of Lowell Observatory. North is at the top and east to the left. This display uses a logarithmic intensity transformation to preserve information across a wide dynamic range. The field is 3.6 by 6.0 arcminutes, which doesn't cover the whole galaxy (the bigger TI CCDs had gone to Australia at the time, to support observations of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact). The image was obtained in April 1994 by Bill Keel and Anatoly Zasov.

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    [M63 anonymous source]

    Image of M63 from an anonymous source (USNO ?)

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    Christine Kronberg

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