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
Images of the Blackeye Galaxy M64 by amateur John Sefick, taken with a 25-inch Newton and a ST-6 CCD camera.
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.
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.
CCD image of M64 from the University of Arizona Astro Club.
Last Modification: 27 Jun 1999, 16:00 MET