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Contains:  M 64, Black-eye galaxy, NGC 4826
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M64 - The Black Eye, 





    
        

            Kevin Morefield

M64 - The Black Eye

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803

Mount:Paramount ME II

Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Guiding camera:SBIG STX 16803

Software:Adobe Photoship CCCCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5CCDWare CCDStack 2PixInsight

Filter:Baader 50mm H7,O8,S8 and LRGB

Resolution: 1603x1069

Dates:June 6, 2018

Frames: 67x600"

Integration: 11.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.59%

Astrometry.net job: 2408197

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

Description

This galaxy consists of two counter-rotating disks which likely accounts for the odd morphology. I was pleased to resolve the "black eye" into core detail! Not as nice as John Hayes version though - have a look at his for sure.

67 ten minute subs, 21L, 17 R, 14G, 15B. Total time 11 hours. I was surprised to find that the straight luminance de-convolved better than a super luminance this time.

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    Original
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    M64 - The Black Eye, 





    
        

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    B

B

Ground up re-edit. Color balance on the Galaxy

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M64 - The Black Eye, 





    
        

            Kevin Morefield