Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  IC 3571  ·  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565  ·  Needle Galaxy
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NGC4565 - Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Awni Hafedh
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NGC4565 - Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Awni Hafedh
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Acquisition details

Dates:
June 18, 2020 ·  June 19, 2020
Frames:
Astronomik Blue 2": 20×180(1h)
Astronomik Green 2": 20×180(1h)
Astronomik Lum 2": 60×180(3h)
Astronomik Red 2": 20×180(1h)
Integration:
6h
Avg. Moon age:
27.33 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.59%

RA center: 12h36m14s.514

DEC center: +25°5826.11

Pixel scale: 0.236 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.105 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 7746x5803

File size: 3.6 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

June 18, 2020 - NGC4565 - Needle Galaxy

Recently I switched to a higher focal length setup which is the same telescope that is the Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" but used a 0.7x reducer setup which gave me a 1624mm FL instead of the Hyperstar 540mm FL, one thing for sure is the higher the FL the more trouble you will have and all the mistakes that I had with the Hyperstar setup simply got magnified where the image quality became useless, with that said I've learned a lot and managed to fix all my problem which made my setup much more accurate.

By the time I figured out all my problems and started getting decent images the Galaxy season was almost over, so I managed to capture the only object that is high enough to get decent data which was the Needle Galaxy.

Setup:

Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"

Celestron 0.7x reducer

ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool Camera

Astronomik LRGB 2" filters

70mm Guidescope + ASI224 guide camera

IOptron CEM60 Mount

Hope you like it, this was my first 6 hours total integration, where I capture 60subx180sec of Lum and 20subx180sec for each of Red, Green and Blue, combined/edit it in PixInsight and Photoshop

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NGC4565 - Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Awni Hafedh