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Contains:  NGC 4494, NGC 4562, NGC 4565
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The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565), 


The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565)
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 80ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5300

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SW 9 x 50 finderscope

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Focal reducers: 0.85 Focal Reducer-Flattner(ED80)

Software: Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Photoshop  ·  EQMOD  ·  SGPro  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: IDAS LPS D1

Dates:March 29, 2019

Frames:IDAS LPS D1: 28x360" ISO200

Integration: 2.8 hours

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 23.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.51%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.50

Basic astrometry details job: 2637016

RA center: 12h 36' 20"

DEC center: +25° 59' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.539 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.301 degrees

Field radius: 1.489 degrees

Resolution: 5815x3834

Locations: Belfast, Belfast, Antrim, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard



License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565),