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Contains:  Black-eye galaxy, M 64, NGC 4826
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The black eye in Coma., 


            Andrew Lockwood
The black eye in Coma.
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The black eye in Coma.

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Imaging camera:QSI 683wsg-8

Mount:ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85

Guiding telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Focal reducer:ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x


Filters:Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nmAstrodon 31mm RedAstrodon 31mm Blue

Dates:March 29, 2019

Frames: 148x300"

Integration: 12.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.51%

Basic astrometry details job: 2611537

RA center: 12h 56' 43"

DEC center: +21° 41' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.605 degrees

Field radius: 0.360 degrees

Resolution: 5465x4085

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


17 million light years away in the constellation of Berenice's Hair (Coma Berenices) is this seyfert galaxy M64. The density waves making the tight spiral arms are presumably the result of a fairly recent collision and the dusty material infalling near the nucleus is evidence of some strange dynamics. This is the result of four nights, with about 20% of the exposures ruined by high cloud, but leaving plenty of data left for a nice deep image.



Andrew Lockwood
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The black eye in Coma., 


            Andrew Lockwood

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