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Contains:  IC 3582, NGC 4565, NGC 4562
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NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge, 


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NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi TSA120

Imaging camera:Atik Cameras Atik One 6.0M Plus OAG

Mount:iOptron CEM60 cem60

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi TSA120

Guiding camera:Atik Cameras Atik One 6.0M Plus OAG

Filter:Astrodon 1.25 LRGB

Resolution: 1698x1309

Dates:April 1, 2019

Frames: 72x600"

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.39% job: 2627659

RA center: 189.051 degrees

DEC center: 26.040 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.059 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.066 degrees

Field radius: 0.315 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory


Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. This sharp, colorful image reveals the galaxy's bulging central core cut by obscuring dust lanes that lace NGC 4565's thin galactic plane. An assortment of other background galaxies is included in the pretty field of view, with neighboring galaxy NGC 4562 at the upper left. NGC 4565 itself lies about 40 million light-years distant and spans some 100,000 light-years. Easily spotted with small telescopes, sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed.



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  • NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge, 


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    NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge, 


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Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge, 


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China Lijiang Gemini Observatory