Messier 64 – The Black Eye Galaxy

Messier 64 the Black Eye Galaxy taken March 2020
Messier 64 the Black Eye Galaxy, taken March 2020

Messier 64, the Black Eye Galaxy

M64 is one of those objects that clearly resemble their name. This shiner of a galaxy (see what I did there?) has clear outer dust lanes and a very distinct band of heavy dust on this side of the galactic core.

Capture Details

Frames: 3×180″
Integration: 0.1 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.94 days
Avg. Moon phase: 7.43%


Astrometry.net job: 3339418
RA center: 12h 56′ 55″
DEC center: +21° 41′ 49″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 120.730 degrees
Field radius: 0.407 degrees

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