M64. The Black Eye Galaxy
Spiral galaxy in Coma Berenice

The black eye galaxy, also known as "sleeping beauty galaxy", has as main characteristic a dark cloud that obscures part of the light of its core.
Distance to earth: 19,000,000 light years
Visual Magnitude: 8.5
More information:
Messier index. M64

Date and location
2-may-2005. Caraquiz, Madrid, Spain
Telescope 8" Meade LX200GPS, f=2000mm, Equatorial.
Camera Artemis-285, Focal reducer 0,45.    FIRST LIGHT !!!!
Image processing
L: 4x5min, RGB: 1x5min exposures stacked and RGB with CADET. LRGB and final processing with  Adobe Photoshop

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