Messier 64, the Black Eye Galaxy
Messier 64, the Black Eye Galaxy, named for the dark, vivid dust lanes below the bright core of this galaxy. Taken at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Management Area following the April CE chapter meeting. Stack of 18 luminance sub-exposures of 5 minutes each, taken through a CGEM 800 at f/6.3, with a Meade DSI III monochrome imager. Guided with PHD guiding.