Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  IC 3543  ·  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565
NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jason Guenzel
NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy
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NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy

NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jason Guenzel
NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy
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NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
CELESTRON EdgeHD 800
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Accessories
Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider (TOAG) · Moonlite CHL 2.5" Large Format Crayford Edge Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PixInsight · Adobe Photoshop · PHD 2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
CELESTRON EdgeHD 800
Guiding Cameras
ASI120MM

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 14, 2018 ·  Feb. 17, 2018 ·  March 12, 2018
Frames:
Blue: 20x240" (1h 20') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Green: 20x240" (1h 20') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Luminance: 140x180" (7h) (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Red: 20x240" (1h 20') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration:
11h
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
256
Avg. Moon age:
18.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.16%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1968862

RA center: 12h36m21s.1

DEC center: +25°5916

Pixel scale: 0.527 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.245 degrees

Field radius: 0.402 degrees

Resolution: 4356x3356

Description

About 40 million light years away in Coma Berenices, lies this beauty of an edge-on spiral. It is a commonly imaged galaxy and probably doesn't need much introduction.

I made the comment to a friend that I complain a lot about this scope, but in the end it reliably churns out good data. This set was no exception. It really needed minimal processing and I think its natural beauty really shines through.

Enjoy!

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