Scope:   Deep Sky Instruments- RC10c

Camera:   Q453-HR (one shot color)

Exposure: 10  x  900 sec (2.5 hrs) 

Mount:  AP900 goto

As one of the most famous edge-on galaxies NGC 4565, also named Needle Galaxy because of it's narrow appearance, is a showpiece in the constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy spans 100 000 light years in diameter and is situated at a distance of 30 million light years. The galaxy to the bottom right corner is NGC 4562 in the vicinity of NGC 4565.

NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy

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