Location of Photo:
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo:
May 28 - June 1, 2011
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 15x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
Here is a picture of M64, also known as the Black Eye Galaxy and the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 20 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is about 45,000 light years in diameter, and the inner part of the galaxy (about 3000 light years in diameter) is rotating in the opposite direction from the outer part of the galaxy (about 40,000 light years in diameter).