Messier 64 (M 64)

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Photos | Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the spiral galaxy M 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) in the constellation Coma Berenices.

 

Introduction

The spiral galaxy M 64 in the constellation Coma Berenice is also called the Black Eye Galaxy because of a dark dust band in front of the bright core. In binoculars, it appears, according to Stoyan, as a "nebular star," and I did not see much more in the telescope. The eVscope, however, revealed a lot more...

Size: 4.5' x 2,5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 22,000,000 light years
Ranking: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The galaxy M 64 in constellation Coma Berenices, as well as the globular star cluster M 53 and the open star cluster Mel 111 (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

M 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) in constellation Coma Berenices and its surround (above M 53) (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I observed (my impression was much fainter than the sketch): Blackeye Galaxy (Messier 64) - Sketch by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 64 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 64 - Mar 24, 2020

 

M 64 - Apr 21, 2020 (local date)

         

M 64 - Mar 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 64 - Mar 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 64 - Apr 21, 2020, photo on top processed

      

M 64 - May 15, 2020

  M 64 - May 21, 2020

 

M 64 - May 21, 2020
      

M 64 - May 15, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 64 - May 21, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 64 - May 21, 2020, photo on top processed

 

Own Observations

Observations May 2017

Observations March to May 2020

 

References

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