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Contains:  IC 3571, IC3543, IC3546, IC3571, IC3582, NGC 4562, NGC 4565, NGC4562, NGC4565, Needle Galaxy
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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Andrew Barton
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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Edge HD

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge f7 Focal Reducer

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 Guiding 2.6.2

Filters: Astrodon BLUE 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon GREEN 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon RED 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance

Accessory: Feathertouch Focuser  ·  Celestron Off Axis Guider  ·  Starlight Xpress filter-wheel 7x1,25"  ·  Starizona MicroTouch focuser


Dates:April 20, 2020April 21, 2020April 22, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon BLUE 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 86x180" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon GREEN 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 86x180" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon RED 31mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 87x180" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.92%


Astrometry.net job: 3483730

RA center: 12h 36' 19"

DEC center: +25° 59' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.533 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.013 degrees

Field radius: 0.392 degrees


Resolution: 4184x3236

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This edge-on spiral galaxy lies 30 to 50 million light-years away Coma Berenices. It is thought to be a barred spiral galaxy.

This is my second target of galaxy season with many more coming. I've had the longest string of clear, low moon nights that I can remember. I hope the trend continues.

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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Andrew Barton