M64- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

Object name: M64 Black Eye galaxy
Popular name: Black Eye galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.3
Size: 10 5.4
Position angle: 11
Classification: Sab
Apparent RA: 12 56 43.8 Apparent Dec: +21 40 59
Constellation: Coma Berenices

My first attempt at the Blackeye Galaxy with the SC3 camera. Last years SC1 effort can be found here. I'd hoped for better detail in the "black eye" but I am happy with this result. Maybe I need to use more focal length. The image has been processed to show the faint outer regions of the galaxy, although these are admittedly rather noisey.

Captured in k3ccdtools, stacked with 250 frame dark in registax v3. Stacked version exported to tiff. Slight wavelets in registax and exported as tiff. Curves in photoshop on unsharpened version. Core of sharpened version layered over the unsharpened version.

Exposure Details :
IR Block 146x16s on 200mm @ F5 with SC3.5
Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK