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Contains:  NGC 4562, NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy
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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy, 


NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy
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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy

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Dates:April 3, 2020

Frames: 45x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 71.99%

Basic astrometry details job: 3501237

RA center: 12h 36' 20"

DEC center: +25° 58' 55"

Pixel scale: 2.653 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 186.550 degrees

Field radius: 0.707 degrees

Resolution: 1500x1197

Locations: Cygnus X-1 Observatory, Ohio, Ohio, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC 4565 is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and has a visual magnitude of approximately 10. It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile.



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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy,