Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Black-eye galaxy  ·  M 64  ·  NGC 4826
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Oliver Czernetz
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Oliver Czernetz
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 591957

RA center: 12h56m43s.2

DEC center: +21°4022

Orientation: 59.909 degrees

Field radius: 0.419 degrees

Resolution: 2203x1341

File size: 1.2 MB

Description

Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

The Black Eye Galaxy (sometimes also called Evil Eye Galaxy, M64 or NGC 4826) is a spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. Distance is about 24 ± 2 Mly.

For this hybrid/composite image I used data from several different sources: my own Amateur RGB I shot from home, Luminance captured remote via New Mexico, R+B from the POSS-II Survey, as well as r-, g-, and i-Band from the SDSS7.

That image is also preperation for an upcoming speech I give in May, covering the topic of combining Amateur and Pro sources.

Leibnitz, Austria

60x120s ISO400 RGB

TS Optics 130/719 Tripplet Superflat APO

Canon EOS 1100 D unmodded

Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro SynScan

Lacerta MGEN-2 Autoguider

APT for Scope Remote Control, Plate Solving, Image Plan/Script

Mayhill, New Mexico

12x300s Luminance

Takahashi FSQ Fluorite 106/530

Paramount GT-1100S

SBIG STL-11000M

Additional Data: POSS-II (R, B), SDSS7 (r, g, i)

Data: Oliver Czernetz, POSS-II, SDSS7

Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Fits Liberator, Registar, Photoshop CS5E

Hope you like & enjoy, and as always: Feedback highly appreciated. Thanks for looking!

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(The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.

Funding for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Participating Institutions. SDSS-IV acknowledges support and resources from the Center for High-Performance Computing at the University of Utah. The SDSS web site is www.sdss.org.)

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