BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22,000-26,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
It is referred to as M(64) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4826) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826) was discovered in 1779 by Edwad Pigott.
The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:56.7 (R.A.) and +21:41 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 9.3x5.4 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
|Name||BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||22,000-26,000 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1779|
|Copright||N.A.S.A, Hubble Site|