Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  IC 3571  ·  IC3571  ·  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565  ·  NGC4562  ·  NGC4565  ·  Needle Galaxy  ·  PGC1760893  ·  PGC1762205  ·  PGC2793674  ·  PGC3096166  ·  PGC42038

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The Needle Galaxy Annotated

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC Pro

Mounts: 10Micron GM1000HPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Unguided

Software: Starkeeper Software Voyager  ·  PixInsight

Accessory: PrimaluceLab Sesto Senso focuser motor  ·  Baader SC/EHD Diamond Steeltrack


Dates:April 24, 2020

Frames: 984x120"

Integration: 32.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.79%


Astrometry.net job: 4134595

RA center: 12h 36' 11"

DEC center: +25° 57' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.703 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.651 degrees

Field radius: 0.259 degrees


Resolution: 2191x1499

Data source: Backyard

Description

Due to consistently bad weather over the last two months I've re-processed the data from last year. I wanted to see whether the current processing workflow produces a better result. I definitely hope so!

Color calibration has been done using AutoColor script in PixInsight.

The revision A has been rotated in order to view the Needle galaxy from the top. It looks as if a small NGC4562 chases the UFO (NGC4565) through the stars :)

Revision B has been annotated using SIMBAD catalog. It turned out that there are a few quasars in the field.

Here is the old image:

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Thanks for looking!
Vitali

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B

Description: SIMBAD annotations.

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C

Description: Synthetic luminance. Deconvoluted and stretched.

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