Posts Tagged ‘spiral galaxy’

M64 – The Black Eye Galaxy

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

M64, the Black Eye Galaxy is also known as the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or the Evil Eye Galaxy.  There are a couple of interesting things about this spiral galaxy that lies approximately 17 million light-years away from Earth.

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The Sombrero Hat Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

Imagine dropping out of hyperlight flight five light years away and slightly above the galactic plane of the Sombrero Galaxy.  Would the bridge of your interstellar research ship be bathed in the immense stellar glow of this beautiful galaxy?  What a sight that would be!  As mentioned in earlier posts, this galaxy is is one of my favorites.  It is very photogenic and can be easily seen by the amateur astronomer.

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