[M64, Rick Bright]

M64 as taken with the SBIG ST-7 CCD camera. Track and Accumulate, 24 images of 60 seconds each, 10"/6.3 SCT. Scaled and combined using Adobe Photoshop.

The upper left image is raw (dark subtracted only). The lower left is processed with Hidden Image. The upper right has been enhanced (Unsharp Masking), using SkyPro, to show faint details at the noise floor. The lower right shows the core.

The "blockiness" in the images was introduced in Photoshop during scaling.

Credit: Richard Bright (rick_b at fred.net)

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Images of the Blackeye Galaxy M64 by amateur John Sefick, taken with a 25-inch Newton and a ST-6 CCD camera.

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    Michael Purcell's image of the Blackeye galaxy M64, taken on April 17, 1996 at 02:26 with his Meade 10-inch f/6.3 SC Telescope and a ST7 CCD camera, exposed 5 minutes.

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    [M64, Duane Baker]

    This image of M64, The Blackeye Galaxy, was obtained by Duane Baker. It was acquired as a 300 second image using a 16" LX-200 Telescope working at f/6.3 and a SBIG Adaptive Optics Unit (AO-7). The image was taken April 23, 1998 at the Texas Star Party at Fort Davis, Texas.

    [M64, Erik Bryssinck]

    Erik Bryssinck obtained this CCD image of the spiral galaxy M64 from his home about 7 km from Antwerp, Belgium.

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    [M64, C & D Schur]

    Chris and Dawn Schur obtained this beautiful color image of M64 in April 2002 from Payson, Arizona with their home-made 12.5" f/5 Newtonian telescope on Astrophysics 1200 QMD platform and SBIG ST7E CCD camera with Enhanced Cooling, and RGB Tricolor filters. It is a composite of Exposures: LRGB = 60:20:20:36 min (RGB Binned 2x2).

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    [M64, AP7 CCD, Tim Hunter/James McGaha]

    Tim Hunter and Jim McGaha obtained this color image of M64 with their 24-inch f/5 reflector and Apogee AP 7 CCD camera, at Grasslands Observatory, in Tucson, Arizona.

    [M64, AP7 CCD, Tim Hunter/James McGaha]

    M64 as photographed by Tim Hunter and James McGaha with their 12-inch Meade LX20 and Apogee KX260 CCD camera at 3towers Observatory, also near Tucson. This is a simple b/w CCD image.

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    [M64, UA Astro Club]

    CCD image of M64 from the University of Arizona Astro Club.

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  • HST images of M64 (NICMOS) - more HST images (WFPC-2)
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