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Messier 64 - NGC 4826

"The Black-Eye Galaxy"

  • TYPE:  Galaxy, Type (R) SA(rs)ab II-III
  • RA: 12h 57.79m
  • DEC:  +21degrees 41'
  • SIZE:  9.2' X 4.6'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  8.5
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  12.4
  • CONSTELLATION:  Coma Bernices
  • DISTANCE:  20 Million Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  65 Thousand Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  Celestron C-14, FL 3911 mm, Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector, on Paramount GT1100 mount.
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  Celestron 6.3, Mounted in Ted Agos Universal adpater
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments, ST-8 Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None
  • FILTER(S):  Astrodon LRGB
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -15 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  1 X 1 (1530 X 1020) L, 3 X 3 (510 X 340) RGB
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  155 minutes total, 8-15 min Luminance, 1-10min Red, 1-10min Green, 1-15 min Blue
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  11
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  01-17-2005 / 09:52:24 to 12:35:59 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, San Diego County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  61 Degrees
  • HUMIDITY:  34 Percent

 

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