Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4562  ·  NGC 4565  ·  Needle Galaxy

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    The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
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    The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices

    Image of the day 04/13/2021

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      The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
      The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices
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      The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

      Imaging cameras: QSI 690 WSG-8

      Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II UP

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

      Focal reducers: TEC Field Flattener

      Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Open PHD PHD 2.5  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

      Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


      Dates:March 10, 2021

      Frames:
      Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 40x300" bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 40x300" bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 54x600" bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 40x300" bin 1x1

      Integration: 19.0 hours

      Avg. Moon age: 26.70 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 8.81%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 4352556

      RA center: 12h 36' 18"

      DEC center: +25° 59' 52"

      Pixel scale: 0.745 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 269.733 degrees

      Field radius: 0.429 degrees


      Resolution: 3256x2574

      Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

      Description

      The Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565, Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral galaxy approximately 40 million light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It was first observed by William Herschel on 6 April 1785.

      NGC 4565 was photographed between 15 February and 10 March 2021.

      Capture details are as follows:

      Telescope: TEC 140
      Camera: QSI 690
      Filters: Astrodon
      Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

      Lum: 54 x 600s
      Red: 40 x 300s
      Green 40 x 300s
      Blue: 40 x 300s

      A total of 19 hours exposure.

      Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
      Processing: Steve Milne

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      The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices, 



    
        

            Steve Milne