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Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy

Messier 64 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. Messier 64 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 64
Galaxy
Coma Berenices
  • Messier 64 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 34° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 8.52, Messier 64 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy

Photometric information of Messier 64

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 64 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

9.36
8.52
6.27
5.58
5.33

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of Messier 64.

22.68 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of Messier 64

The following table reports Messier 64 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 64 is a visual representation of it.
10.52 arcmin
5.33 arcmin
114°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 64

The image below is a photograph of Messier 64 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.35066666666667x0.35066666666667 degrees (21.04x21.04 arcmins).

Image of Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of Messier 64 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.52 arcmin) and minor (5.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy, Intermediate Spiral (SABa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 64

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 64 are provided in the following table:

12h 56m 44s
+21° 40’ 58”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 64 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of Messier 64 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.3°
Max altitude: 60.2°
Azimuth: 291.7°
Messier 64 (Black Eye Galaxy) - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom