M64 from BMV Observatories
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
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Messier 64 (M64, NGC 4826), or the Black Eye Galaxy as it is known is a magnitude 9.4 spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices. It has an apparent size of 10.7 x 5.1 arc minutes, and is estimated to be 24 million light years away.
Imaging data:
Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R-14 at f/7.9 28llmm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Guiding: Orion Starshoot Autoguider in Orion ST-80
Exposure: Luminance: 30x5 minutes binned 2x2, R:19x5 min G:22x4 min B:21x6 min all binned 3x3 for a total of 9.3 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.