Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Black Eye Galaxy  ·  Evil Eye Galaxy  ·  M 64  ·  NGC 4826
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Black Eye Galaxy, 


            Andre van Zegveld
Black Eye Galaxy
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Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF 185

Imaging cameras: SBIG-11000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm ShortTube 80x400

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: SGP  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Filters: B  ·  R  ·  Baader Planetarium G

Accessory: Optec Pyxis rotator 3"  ·  CFF Flattener

Dates:June 16, 2018

Frames: 71x600"

Integration: 11.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.42%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3591390

RA center: 12h 56' 43"

DEC center: +21° 41' 9"

Pixel scale: 1.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 163.777 degrees

Field radius: 0.242 degrees

Resolution: 951x809

Locations: Eye in the Sky, Raspay, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory


M64, also known as the Black Eye Galaxy and the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 20 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is about 45,000 light years in diameter, and the inner part of the galaxy (about 3000 light years in diameter) is rotating in the opposite direction from the outer part of the galaxy (about 40,000 light years in diameter). June 2018 with CFF-185 APO & SBIG STL-11000 camera. 71 x 60 Sec. Total 11.8 hours. Andre van Zegveld, 2018


Sky plot

Sky plot


Black Eye Galaxy, 


            Andre van Zegveld

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