Friday, October 8, 2010

Astrophoto Friday - the Blackeye Galaxy

This week's astrophoto is of the Blackeye Galaxy, also known as M64. M64 is spiral galaxy located about 19 million light years distant in the direction of the constellation of Coma Berenices.

The image was captured by the Palomar Transient Factory team using Palomar's 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope.

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