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About this Object

Object Name:

M64, NGC 4826, Black Eye Galaxy

Object Description:

Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 56m 43s.88
Dec. +21° 41' 00".1

Constellation:

Coma Berenices

Distance:

Approximately 17 million light-years (5.2 Megaparsecs).

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 1.5 arcminutes (7,400 light-years or 2,300 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following HST programs: 9042: S. Smartt, G. Gilmore, N. Trentham, S. Hodgekin, and C. Tout (Institute of Astronomy), and J. Danziger (U. Trieste); and 8591: D. Richstone (U. Michigan), S. Faber (UCSC), J. Pinkney (U. Michigan), R. Bender (Universitats Sternwarte, Muenchen), G. Bower (NOAO), A. Dressler (Carnegie Observatories), A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley), K. Gebhardt (UCSC), R. Green (NOAO), C. Grillmair (SIRTF Science Center), L. Ho (Carnegie Observatories), J. Kormendy (U. Hawaii), T. Lauer (NOAO), J. Magorrian (Cambridge U.), S. Tremaine (Princeton).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

April 8/July 6, 2001

Exposure Time:

1.1 hours

Filters:

F450W (B), F547M (Strömgren y), F656N (H-alpha), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

February 5, 2004

Orientation/Scale: