[12] M64, NGC 4826 The Black Eye Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
 
Meade 14" SCT at f/10
Orientation::
  Ø10.0' x 5.4', m8.5, RA 12h56.7m, Dec +21°41'
Camera:
  SBIG STL-11000M
Image Scale:
  1.06 arc sec/pixel, FOV: 23.6 x 35.4 arc min
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type
  L 6 x 300" binned 2x2
Location:
  Ningaloo Skies Observatory, Exmouth, WA on 2009, 29 March
M51

Additional Notes: Image calibration, registration and combining, DDP and deconvolution in CCD Stack.

To quote Stephen O'Meara, "its smooth silken arms wrap gracefully around a porcelain core whose northern rim is lined with dust."

 
 
 
 
Design and production 2009 by Al Brockman