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M64 The Black Eye Galaxy

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M64 The Black Eye Galaxy

Hi everyone!

I am currently trying to find pictures of the Black Eye Galaxy for my school project does anyone know any robotic telescopes that I could use?

Thank you so much!

Xiaoli

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A bit low in the sky at the moment

Hi Xiaoli,

M64 sits in the constellation Coma Berenices, which is a bit low in the sky setting in the west at sunset, so is pretty much un-observable at the moment, and I think that remote robotic telescopes in the northern hemisphere won't allow you to observe that low.

Really it is a Spring constellation, though might come into view for imaging Feb onwards, depending on the telescope location.

If you are at school, you could try to get them to get you access to the Faulkes Telescopes, which have some nice big robotic telescopes.

There are a lot of galaxies available at the moment, so you might need to pick a different one depending on your project needs.

Best regards,
Callum

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Thank you! Xiaoli

Thank you!

Xiaoli

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Black eye Galaxy

Good Morning Xiaoli,

When you say you are "trying to find a picture" do you mean you want to image the galaxy yourself or just obtain a picture that has already been taken?  For example, by a member of the BAA.

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Stewart

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Good evening Stewart,

Good evening Stewart,

I was hoping to take one myself but if that wasn’t possible then I would use a photo taken by someone else.

Kind regards,

Xiaoli

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M64

Hi Xiaoli,

Attached is a photo of M64 that I took last April. I'm very new to astrophotography so you will probably find better photos around. I was quite pleased with this effort though!

Best wishes

Steve

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Xiaoli, here's an image I took last April too. Hope it helps. Peter

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