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Messier 64
Messier 64 Blackeye Galaxy
Credit: NASA, ESA

M64 (NGC 4826) - Blackeye Galaxy

Messier 64 (NGC 4826), also known as the Blackeye Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices in the CVn I Group of galaxies. M64 is 17,300,000 light years away from Earth.

M64 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 8.5, and can be viewed with binoculars. M64 is 10.7' x 5.1' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Blackeye Galaxy
      1. Alt name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4826
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 10.7' x 5.1'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 17,300,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 56.7m
      1. Dec:
      2. 21 41'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. CVn I Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.