Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4555  ·  NGC 4556  ·  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: PHD guiding  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"


Dates:March 22, 2010

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2": 33x300" (gain: 1.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.56%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 152106

RA center: 12h 36' 17"

DEC center: +26° 1' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.301 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.814 degrees

Field radius: 1.127 degrees


Resolution: 2988x1868

Description

NGC 4565 is one of the most famous examples of an "edge-on" spiral galaxy. Its relative orientation to Earth gives us the perception that this galaxy is indeed a "needle", but if you were to tilt your perspective up or down a beautiful spiral structure, much like our own galaxy, would be revealed. This galaxy is about 20 million light years distant and resides in the constellation Coma Berenices.

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