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Messier M64 - Blackeye Galaxy

M64 (NGC 4826), also known as Blackeye Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located within the constellation Coma Berenices in the CVn I Group of galaxies.

M64 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 9.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 9.3 x 5.4' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Blackeye Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4826
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 9.3 x 5.4'
      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.



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