M64 - Black Eye Galaxy                            (image above is reduced-size crop | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  24 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 8x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

3 April 2014 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 3 Jun 15 (screenshot).
as Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD), 7 Sep 14.
as      - 20th slot in "Space Image of the Day (July 2014)" (screenshot)

Relatively elusive object, but this result is a pretty big difference from an earlier result I had some years ago. You can see the earlier result, here.

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