M63 (NGC 5055) - Sunflower Galaxy
Messier M63 (NGC 5055), also known as the Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici in the M51 Group of galaxies.
Messier M63 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 8.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 10 x 6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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