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BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826) Facts

BlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File

NameBlackEye Galaxy (M64, NGC4826)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id64
NGC Id4826
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension12:56.7
Distance (Lt.Yr)22,000-26,000 kly
Apparent Dimension9.3x5.4
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererEdwad Pigott
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

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