M-64, or the "Blackeye Galaxy", can be found near 35 Comae and is both large and bright. The nuclear region has a sparkling, grainy texture; this is not to be mistaken for resolving the actual nucleus. This beautiful object gets its name from the dark, crescent shaped patch which, though not at all impossible, is fairly difficult to observe.
|OTHER NAMES:||M-64; Blackeye Galaxy|
|SIZE:||8' x 4'|
|POSITION:||12h 55m +21d 41'|
|DATE OF SKETCH:||03/22/76|