M64 The Blackeye Galaxy

Spiral galaxy M64 is the famous Black Eye galaxy, sometimes also called the "Sleeping Beauty galaxy". The conspicuous dark structure is a prominent dust feature obscuring the stars behind. The dust feature is well visible even in smaller telescopes. A new press release from the Space Telescope Science Institute gives the distance of M64 as 19 million light years.

 

Image is made with Celestron Pixcel 237 CCD Camera through a Celestron 8 at f/3x3. 27x30 second exposure are median combine in CCDSoft software.


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