M63 - The
Sunflower Galaxy. This classic spiral galaxy glows at mag
9.6. It is a total of 1 1/4 hours of exposure time with 1
hour of luminance and 5 minutes each of rgb, taken on March 10, 2004
and processed the 11th and reprocessed on the 12th to this final
image. Some variable haze moved through during the
exposures causing the false background colors.