Basic object information

Object name: M 64
Popular name: Blackeye Galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.5
Size: 10.0'x5.4'
Position angle: 115
Object classification: Sab
Description: !vB,vL,vmE120,bM,SBN
Notes: Blackeye Galaxy;dark marking nr center

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 56m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +21 41' 00"

Constellation: Coma Berenices

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 24/25.4.2006 0:00

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 50
Visuality: I
Weather: -3C

Black Eye Galaxy. Very bright and large NE-SW oriented galaxy. The famous "black eye" is easily visible on NE side of core with direct vision at 309x. A faint brightening in the halo but no spiral structure in view.