Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

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M64 aka NGC4826 located in Coma Berenices is an almost destroyed galaxy due to collision of 2 galaxies. The outer and inner regions, not like other galaxies, rotate in opposite directions and cause the birth of new star formations. The dark dust band gives this galaxy its name, "devils eye" or Black Eye Galaxy. April 7, 2012 Whiting, NJ, nearly full Moon low in the sky, AT111EDT, Celestron CGEM, Starlight Xpress SXVF-H9, guided with Lodestar, 5 min. intervals, 2 hours 35 min.s color combined in MaxIm DL5

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