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NGC 4565


NGC 4565 : Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices

RA = 12 hrs 36 min; Dec = 25 deg 59 min

Date & Site:

Imaged on 4/14/18; Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA

Conditions: temps in the low 40's; calm; average seeing.


Telescope: DSI RC10c; 1867 mm at f/7.3

Guider: Hutech OAG-5 with SBIG STi

Mount: AP1100 CP3GOTO
Camera: FLI 6303E; CFW 2-7; Astrodon LRGB Gen II filters


Exposures: 90 minutes of Lum (15 min subs) and 60 min each of RGB (10 min subs) for a total of 4 hrs 30 min.

Located 12 million light years away

Discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1786. NGC is one of the most famous examples of an edge on spiral galaxy. The small galaxy near the top edge of this image is NGC 4562; other smaller galaxies to the left are designated IC3546 and IC3543.

Field of View = 52 x 35 arc minutes

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