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Object: M63 Constellation: Canes Venatici Distance: 23.5 million light-years Magnitude: 8.6 Comments: M63 is a spiral galaxy with knotted arms of dust and energetic star-forming regions. The galaxy disk is approximately 86,000 light-years in diameter. The bright core is surrounded by tightly wound interacting spiral arms. Data for M63 kindly made available by Jim Misti as a Christmas present. Thanks, Jim! Date: 120506 Place: Ft. Davis, TX Exposure Details: Processing: Processed Maxlm, and Photoshop CS

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