M64 - Black Eye Galaxy

Teaser:
Messier 64, also known as the Black Eye Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located around 24 million light years away. 
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
April
RA (J2000):
12:56:43.6
Dec (J2000):
+21:40:57
Image:
Observing tips:
BVR filters, 1m = 200s, 2m = 50-120s
Description:

The Black Eye Galaxy is so called and recognised due to its wide band of dust surrounding part of the galaxy's centre. It lies 24 million light years away from us towards the Coma Berenices constellation.

Why not make a colour image of this beautiful galaxy, you can find instructions here: http://resources.faulkes-telescope.com/course/view.php?id=48

Dates visible:
Feb 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017