Description: NGC 4826 (M64), the Blackeye Galaxy. This galaxy is located some 16 million light years from Earth, and is a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. This type of galaxy comprises a central elliptical core surrounded by a ring of spiral arms. The Sa sub-category of this type of galaxy comprises the tightest spiral, with the Sb and Sc types progressively exhibiting more loosely coiled arms.
Credit: ING Archive and Nik Szymanek.
Telescope: 1.0-m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope.
Instrument: JAG CCD Camera.
Filters and exposure times: B, V and R.
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