NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies Contains: NGC 4565, IC 3543, NGC 4562
Imaging telescope or lens: RCOS 14.5"
Imaging camera: SBIG STX KAF-16803
Software: Pixinsight 1.8
Filters: Astrodon Red, Astrodon Green, Astrodon Blue, Astrodon Luminance
Dates: March 13, 2017, April 24, 2017, May 20, 2017
Astrodon Blue: 16x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 19x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 16x1200"
Integration: 21.0 hours
Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States
Back after being under the weather and then moving house (again!)
Here we have a look at NGC 4565 a giant spiral galaxy that is more luminous than M31 yet missed was missed by Messier in his catalog.
I was pleased to see what I would consider a super example of a central bulge, probably one of the best I have worked on in this edge on view. c40mly away and 100kly wide. I was also pleased with the clear blue colour in the outer arms indicating younger stars.
Hope you enjoy.