Sunday, March 9, 2008

Galaxy with a Black Eye?

The Black-Eye Galaxy, or M64 as it is also known, is a spiral galaxy with a strange swath of dust obscuring part of it's core. The overall effect is that of having been decked in the eye. It is very bright and easily seen in small scopes, though a 6 inch or larger is needed to see the dust lane visually.

Imaged with my Intes- Micro M500 and DSI-Pro at F5.

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