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Contains:  NGC 4555, NGC 4562, NGC 4565
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NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy, 


NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy
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NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy

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Dates:April 3, 2013

Frames: 14x180"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.46%

Basic astrometry details job: 184397

RA center: 12h 36' 5"

DEC center: +25° 57' 0"

Pixel scale: 2.967 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.927 degrees

Field radius: 1.236 degrees

Resolution: 2502x1638


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.

The 10th magnitude galaxy sits perpendicular to our own Milky Way galaxy and is almost directly above the North Galactic Pole (in the same way Polaris is located above the Earth's North Pole).

It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. First spotted in 1785 by Sir William Herschel (1738–1822), this is one of the most famous examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy.
"Visible through a small telescope, some sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed."



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