M64 - The Black
Eye Galaxy is mag 8.5 in luminance at a distance of about 19 million
light years. This picture was taken in the early am hours
of April 11, 2004. It is made up from a series of 5 minute
exposures that add up to 35:10:10:10 minutes of lrgb. The
dark area is dust that obscures the stars behind it.