Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 23.5 million light-years
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!
Place: Ft. Davis, TX
Processing: Processed Maxlm, and Photoshop CS