Saturday, 19 April 2014

M64




M64 / The Black Eye galaxy
Constellation - Coma Berenices
Spiral galaxy
Distance - 24 mly
Mag 8.5

Date 18/4/14
Transparency - average
SQM 21.52 (6.4LM)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP 10mm Delos x189 (TFoV 0.22')

Sketch notes
Bright core with the 'black eye' about the 4 o clock position which was quite obvious.
Really not sure if I was seeing spiral arms or not? A couple of times I'm sure I spotted areas of less contrast towards the edge of the galaxy but it may also have been my imagination playing tricks on me.

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