Date(s)

02/24/2012, 02/25/2012, 02/26/2012, 02/27/2012, 03/12/2012, 03/13/2012, 03/15/2012, 03/16/2012 & 03/17/2012

Exposure Data

LRGB = 120:120:120:120 minutes

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8A
Tru-Balance LRGB Filters

Processing Tools

CCDStack V2
Photoshop CS6


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M64 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices

M64, the "Black Eye" galaxy glows at magnitude 8 galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices.  M64 gets its name from the dark feature near the center of the galaxy.

Other designations for M64 include NGC4826.