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Contains:  M 64, Black-eye galaxy, NGC 4826
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M 65  The Black-Eye Galaxy, 


            Alex Woronow
M 65  The Black-Eye Galaxy

M 65 The Black-Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RCOS 14.5

Software:MatLab R2019aPixInsight


Resolution: 1450x1450

Dates:May 24, 2019

B: 10x1200" bin 1x1
G: 12x1200" bin 1x1
H: 12x1800" bin 1x1
L: 21x1200" bin 1x1
R: 17x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 26.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.22% job: 2708075

RA center: 194.177 degrees

DEC center: 21.696 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 189.649 degrees

Field radius: 0.314 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


OTA: RCOS (14.5” f/8)
Camera: SBIG STX-16803
Observatory: Deep Sky West
Red: 17 x 1200 sec
Blue: 10 x 1200
Green: 12 x 1200
Lum.: 21 x 1200
Hydrogen: 12 x 1800
Total exposure 26 hours
Image Width: ~1/2 deg
Processed by Alex Woronow using PixInsight, Matlab & Aurora Photo in 2019

A relatively isolated galaxy lying at about 17M light-years from us. It is said to be a barred spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms. It is a Seyfert galaxy (a high-energy radiator with a super-massive central black hole) and almost as brightly shinning. The gas in the outer regions of this M64 is rotating in the opposite direction from the gas and stars in its inner regions. This strange behavior can be attributed to a merger with a satellite galaxy over a billion years ago.
(Source: largely Wikipedia & NASA)



Alex Woronow
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M 65  The Black-Eye Galaxy, 


            Alex Woronow

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