Messier 64 (M 64)

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On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster Mel 111 (Hyades) in the constellation Coma Berenices.



The galaxy M 64 in the constellation Coma Berenice is also called the "galaxy with the black eye." In binoculars, according to Stoyan, it appears as "nebular star," and I did not see more in the telescope...

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



The galaxy M 64 in constellation Coma Berenices, as well as the globular star cluster M 53 and the open star cluster Mel 111



The sketch by Michael Vlasov ( 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.


Own Observations

Observations May 2017



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