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


M64: The Black Eye Galaxy

M64: The Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX200 16" GPS

Imaging camera:SBIG STX-KAF-16803 CCD Camera

Mount:Meade LX200

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 80

Software:PhotoshopMaxIm DL Pro 5

Filter:Baader LRGB 65mm

Resolution: 3780x4062

Dates:March 25, 2014

Frames: 30x120"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 23.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.87% job: 210111

RA center: 194.218 degrees

DEC center: 21.690 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.434 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.043 degrees

Field radius: 0.334 degrees

Locations: Observatory SPONLI, Estero Hondo, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic


It has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the "Black Eye" or "Evil Eye" galaxy. M64 is well known among amateur astronomers because of its appearance in small telescopes. It is a spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation.



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M64: The Black Eye Galaxy,