M63 in Canes Venatici

Spring is the season of flowers and galaxies. This flowery galaxy is known as the Sunflower Galaxy, just one of a swarm of hundreds of galaxies visible in this part of the sky.

This was made with my 92mm refractor from about 30 5-minute exposures using a ZWO ASI294MC Pro camera. My site was in the Mojave Desert with a Bortle Scale number of about 3.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.