the "Sunflower" galaxy in Canes Venatici

10.1'' reflector  Mallincam DS432cTEC 
Exposure = 15 sec, Gain = 60/250, Live Stacked frames = 37
A moderately wound spiral (considered to be a "flocculent" spiral) whose tiny puffy cloud-like details become apparent as exposures progress. A darker cloud complex is subtly visible along the bottom edge below the core. Overall the galaxy appears to be about 7 arc minutes across in this image. M63 is 37 million light years away, part of the M51 group of galaxies.

North at 1 o'clock, East at 10 o'clock.