Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 4565

Image of the day 06/21/2019

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The Needle Galaxy - NGC 4565, 


            Connor Matherne
The Needle Galaxy - NGC 4565

The Needle Galaxy - NGC 4565

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:4.3 m Discovery Channel Telescope

Imaging camera:Large Monolithic Imager


Resolution: 3050x3050

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x420"
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x300"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x100"

Integration: 0.7 hours job: 2743757

RA center: 189.084 degrees

DEC center: 25.985 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.240 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.044 degrees

Field radius: 0.144 degrees

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


Been getting a bit chummy with operators over at the DCT. Luckily that means new friends and new data. I've been sitting on some of these sets for a while and just used them for my personal use, however, we finally got the okay to start sharing some of the results so I figured I'd post some over here! Huge thank you to my friend Andrew who was the telescope operator who captured this data set.

These results made use of the Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope



Connor Matherne
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Needle Galaxy - NGC 4565, 


            Connor Matherne