The Black Eye Galaxy (also called M64, or NGC 4826). 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. The M64 is a spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: RCOS 12.5 Open Truss
Mount: Paramount Me
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Baader L
Luminance: 5x25min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
12 March 2011
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: CCDStack
L creation: Photoshop CS3
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