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Contains:  NGC 4565, IC 3543, NGC 4562
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NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies, 


            Paddy Gilliland
NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies

NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RCOS 14.5"

Imaging camera:SBIG STX KAF-16803


Software:Pixinsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon LuminanceAstrodon BlueAstrodon RedAstrodon Green

Resolution: 3484x3422

Dates:March 13, 2017April 24, 2017May 20, 2017

Astrodon Blue: 16x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 19x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 16x1200"

Integration: 21.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.52% job: 1709727

RA center: 189.010 degrees

DEC center: 25.968 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.551 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 148.541 degrees

Field radius: 0.374 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Back after being under the weather and then moving house (again!)

Here we have a look at NGC 4565 a giant spiral galaxy that is more luminous than M31 yet missed was missed by Messier in his catalog.

I was pleased to see what I would consider a super example of a central bulge, probably one of the best I have worked on in this edge on view. c40mly away and 100kly wide. I was also pleased with the clear blue colour in the outer arms indicating younger stars.

Hope you enjoy.



Paddy Gilliland

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies, 


            Paddy Gilliland

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