The Black Eye Galaxy ... Messier 64
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Added March 22, 2019 ...
Messier 64 ... The "Black Eye" Galaxy or "Evil Eye" Galaxy
This spiral galaxy is located 17 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices which is medium high in the east 10 pm in middle March. This galaxy contains about 100 billion stars, much smaller than our own Milky Way galaxy which contains about 250 billion stars. This is a 3 hour and 39-minute exposure.
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Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD telescope at f/10
I took 55 (3hr 39mn) subframes of 240-seconds each and then another 40 (2hr+) dark calibration frames. Camera used was the Canon T7i with an ISO setting of 1600. I also use a City Light Pollution filter to cut down the glow from the nearly 80% illuminated moon.
Location: My Backyard, Savannah, GA
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