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M64 Black Eye Galaxy and IFN, 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro
M64 Black Eye Galaxy and IFN, 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro

M64 Black Eye Galaxy and IFN

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-16200

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL-16200

Software: CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5  ·  Software Bisque TheSky X  ·  Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2

Accessory: Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  Feathertouch Motorized Focuser  ·  SBIG filter wheel STXL-FW8G  ·  Drew buster controler


Dates:Feb. 28, 2020April 29, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 16x1200" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 13x1200" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 65x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 12x1200" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 29.9 hours

Darks: ~75

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 5.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.78%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 3628321

RA center: 12h 56' 39"

DEC center: +21° 39' 56"

Pixel scale: 1.070 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 154.963 degrees

Field radius: 0.818 degrees


Resolution: 4284x3452

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Studies of M64 have revealed that interstellar gas in the outer region of M64 rotates opposite to the gas and stars in the inner region. The inner region has an approximate radius of 3,000 light years and rotates in the same direction as clockwise, while the outer region rotates in a counterclockwise direction, and extends about 40,000 light years, in the region that separates both parts, the formation of new stars proliferates. This feature is believed to be the consequence of the collision with a smaller galaxy.

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