M64 (NGC 4826)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Coma B 12h56.7 +21°41' 9.3' x 5.4' 8.5 24 Mly

The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy, designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826) is a spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation at a distance of about 24 million light-years.
It has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's bright nucleus.


M64, NGC 4826

Galaxy detail:

M64 detail

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Apr 15, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy