Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  IC 3546  ·  IC 3571  ·  IC 3582  ·  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565
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NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy, 


            David Dearden
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NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 4501

Imaging cameras: Meade DSI II C

Mounts: CG5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 f/5

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Focal reducers: Antares 0.5x Reducer

Software: PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  AstroPlanner  ·  Nebulosity

Accessory: HB Home-built TEC1-12706 cooler

Dates:May 8, 2012

Frames: 25x300" (2h 5')

Integration: 2h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 17.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.83%

RA center: 12h36m15s.95

DEC center: +25°5955.8

Pixel scale: 2.983 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -57.357 degrees

Field radius: 0.402 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 745x622

Locations: Mapleton Lateral Observatory, Mapleton, Utah, United States


Date: 8 May 2012

Subject: NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy

Scope: Meade 4501, 0.5x Antares telereducer

Filter: none

Mount: CG-5 (Synta motors)

Guiding: Orion ST80 + 0.5x Antares telereducer + DSI Ic + PHD

Camera: DSI IIc (cooled at 2 A, 6.0 V)

Acquisition: Nebulosity 3.0.3

Exposure: 25 x 300 s

Stacking: Neb 3, bias included, normalize first, align, 1.5 SD stack

Processing: Digital development with sharpening, power stretch, Keller stretch, a little unsharp mask and a little saturation boost in N3, CS5 levels, healing brush to fix bad pixels.


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NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy, 


            David Dearden