Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Black Eye Galaxy  ·  Evil Eye Galaxy  ·  M 64  ·  NGC 4826
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M64 - Black Eye Galaxy

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M64 - Black Eye Galaxy
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M64 - Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Imaging cameras: QSI 660 WS

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Focal reducers: Celestron f/7 reducer for Edge 1100 HD

Software: GIMP  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Fitswork 4  ·  IrfanView  ·  Regim  ·  Software Bisque The SkyX Professional  ·  Astra Image 3.0  ·  Imagenomic LLC Noiseware

Filters: Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25"

Accessory: Innovations Foresight On-axis guider  ·  Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2


Dates:April 19, 2020April 20, 2020April 28, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 33x240" (2h 12') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 25x540" (3h 45') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 57'

Avg. Moon age: 19.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.48%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3546280

RA center: 12h56m42s

DEC center: +21°4048

Pixel scale: 0.463 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.516 degrees

Field radius: 0.225 degrees


Resolution: 2709x2208

Locations: Back Yard - New York, Pittstown, NY, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M64 is the "Black Eye" galaxy in Coma Berenices. This image is a standard LRGB image taken from my back yard on three nights. I acquired the luminance subs with the 30 % illuminated moon in the sky and some passing clouds, but the results were better than I was expecting.

Edit: The revision has some star size reduction applied and a slightly brighter background.

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