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Old 07-05-2021, 04:41 PM
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The strange Messier 64, black eye galaxy.

"The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy and designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826) is a relatively isolated spiral galaxy 17 million light-years away in the mildly northern constellation of Coma Berenices.

Taken over two nights with a Skywatcher 300PDS 12" F5 Newtonian, ZWO ASI 183mm Pro, Svbony LRGB filter set, modified NEQ6 Pro.

Full field at Astrobin ---> https://astrob.in/5u1hx9/0/
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:33 PM
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Very cool and unique galaxy that Kevin...most galaxies have several other look a likes...but I don't think there is another galaxy that looks anything like this one

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Old 07-05-2021, 07:13 PM
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Yowza! A great rendition of a very interesting galaxy! Very well done Kevin!
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:56 PM
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Really nice shot! Really putting all that real-estate to good use!
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Mike, Marcus and David.

It certainly is a different galaxy. There's so many others in that region too, so little time to get them before galaxy season is over...
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Old 08-05-2021, 10:50 AM
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Nice catch Kevin. It's a really interesting galaxy close up.
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Old 08-05-2021, 11:16 AM
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Nice one Kevin, you certainly brought out the "eye" well
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Marc and Robert. It's quite a spectacle in big observatory photos. The eye is most unusual.
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That's an awesome image, well done.
I definitely need a bigger scope for that.
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Old 10-05-2021, 05:22 PM
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Thanks Wilco. Don't come down with aperture fever lol. Whenever I get it, my mount isn't big enough lol.
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Thanks Wilco. Don't come down with aperture fever lol. Whenever I get it, my mount isn't big enough lol.
Easily solved: just get a bigger mount.
Nice smooth image Kevin. When I first looked at it I thought you had overdone the denoising, but after looking around the web I see that it really does have that smooth, somewhat artificial look.
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Thanks Geoff. Yes, one would expect to see a few knots in the spiral arms, but it's weirdly smooth. With a rough center. Crazy galaxy.
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