Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565
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The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565, Caldwell 38, 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565, Caldwell 38
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The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565, Caldwell 38

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C5 Schmidt-Cassegrain

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron AVX Mount

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Digital Photo Professional  ·  Annie's Astro Actions V7  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut

Accessory: Celestron OAG #93648


Dates:April 29, 2019

Frames:Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut: 25x240" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.7 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.80

Mean FWHM: 4.00

Temperature: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2668662

RA center: 12h 36' 20"

DEC center: +25° 58' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.553 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.783 degrees

Field radius: 0.371 degrees


Resolution: 4020x2680

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565, Caldwell 38, is an excellent example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. It was discovered by William Herschel on April 6th, 1785. NGC 4565 has a visual magnitude of 10, and lies 40 million light-years away in the constellation Comma Berenices. It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and is approximately 100,000 light years across.

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The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565, Caldwell 38, 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia