Discovered in 1779, this spiral galaxy is part of the M51 galaxy group.

M63 (NGC5055) is located in the constellation Canes Venatici and is at a distance of 37 million light years.

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Name M63 – The Sunflower Galaxy
Type Spiral galaxy
Constellation Canes Venatici
Right ascension 13h 15m 49s
Declination +42° 01′ 45″
Distance 37 Mly
Other designations NGC5055, UGC8334, PGC46153