Messier Catalog » M63 — NGC 5055 Sunflower Galaxy

The Sunflower Galaxy is nearly 30 million light years away and home to an estimated 400 billion stars.
M63: Sunflower Galaxy at 2 meters

The Sunflower Galaxy is nearly 30 million light years away and home to an estimated 400 billion stars.

If you look closely at this spiral galaxy, you may be able to count its approximately 400 billion stars.
M63: The Sunflower Galaxy

If you look closely at this spiral galaxy, you may be able to count its approximately 400 billion stars.

 
RA

13h 15.8m

Dec

42°2

Magnitude

8.6 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫

Size

10x6

Distance

37,000,000 light years

Season

🌼 Spring

Difficulty

🟡 Moderate