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M64 Black Eye Galaxy


It has recently been discovered that the outer part of this galaxy rotates in the opposite direction to the inner part, causing rapid star formation in the interface between the two parts. This is thought to have arisen from the collision of two galaxies.

 2012 Mar 21

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400 49x32s
254mm Newtonian f=1200mm f/4.8
HEQ5 equatorial mount, driven but not guided
2012 Mar 21 23:31:14-23:59:44 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

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