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5/4/05 M63 The Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Since M88 taken on 4/17 reminded me of M63, I decided to do a shot of M63 to see why. I guess it's that they both have numerous pockets of fairly well resolved stars as well as intricate dust lanes in their spiral arms. Some slight tracking issues visible as star elongation here. The stars were twinkling away and I think the guider was chasing the seeing a little more than usual.