The Sunflower GalaxyDescription and EXIF
Photographer: Scott MacNeill
The Sunflower Galaxy
This is a shot of Messier 63 - The Sunflower Galaxy. Found in the constellation Canes Venatici, the Sunflower is a spiral galaxy that resides at 27 million light years distant. This is one of the first galaxies to be identified as having a spiral structure. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
Exposure: 180 seconds * 40 sub images
Total Integration: 120 minutes
Configuration: This is a sigma-clipped composite of 40 sub images.