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BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826)


BlackEye Galaxy is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22.000-26.000 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 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 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 Black Eye galaxy is as its name says is a galaxy that was discovered by Edward Piggot in 1779.

Fact File


NameBlackEye Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id64
NGC Id4826
ConstellationComa Berenices
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:56.7
Declination+21:41
Distance (Lt.Yr)22.000-26.000
Visual Brightness8.5
Apparent Dimension9.3x5.4
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererEdwad Pigott
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site
BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826) Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices