The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565)

Posted by azstarman01
on Sunday, June 12, 2011

Here is a picture of NGC 4565, also known as the Needle Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 31 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. Although it is a spiral galaxy, it looks thin because we are viewing it edge on as seen from earth. The galaxy is about 100,000 light years in diameter.


May 25, 26 and 28, 2011

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 FTO

Luminance: 12x10 minutes

Red: 6x10 minutes

Green: 6x10 minutes

Blue: 6x10 minutes




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