NGC 4565


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Technical details:

Location / Date: Outside of Kopparberg, Västmanland, Sweden / 2017-March

Optics: Orion Optics UK AG12

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS (Unguided)

Camera: Canon EOS 100D (Modded with Baader ACF filter)

Exposure: 44 x 4 minutes, all shot at ISO 3200 (cumulative exposure time is 2 hours and 56 minutes)

Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop


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NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and has a visual magnitude of approximately 10. It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. First recorded in 1785 by William Herschel, it is a prominent example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. NGC 4565 has at least two satellite galaxies, one of which is interacting with. It has a population of roughly 240 globular clusters, more than the Milky Way. (Information from Wikipedia)