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Contains:  NGC 4565, NGC 4555, NGC 4562
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The Needle Galaxy in RGB

Technical card

Resolution: 2665x1800

Dates:June 29, 2019June 30, 2019


Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2773449

RA center: 189.098 degrees

DEC center: 25.985 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.900 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 106.956 degrees

Field radius: 0.849 degrees

Locations: Home, Nordby, Denmark

Data source: Backyard


Finally got around to processing this data I had from The Needle Galaxy back from end of March.

Exposures as follows..

R: 88 minutes
G: 86 minutes
B: 76 minutes

A mix of 240s and 120s subs.

A synthetic luminance was created by stacking all RGB subs together.

Captured with the wonderful NINA imaging software, pre-processed with APP, Linear processing and stretching in Pixinsight, last tweaks and resampling to 50% done in PS.



Johannes Josefsen
License: None (All rights reserved)



Increased the blue a little in the galaxy with a sliht lift in Curves..

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Needle Galaxy in RGB, 


            Johannes Josefsen

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