Blackeye Galaxy, M64
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M64, Blackeye Galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, NGC 4826
Distance: 19 Million light years.
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 7 sub images @ 5 minutes each of clear, red, green, and blue for a total exposure time of 2
hours 20 minutes.
Date: May 11, 2008
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS2.