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NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy +4562 and a few fuzzies Contains: NGC 4565, IC 3543, NGC 4562 | by Paddy Gilliland @ Image The Universe
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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

Mount: Paramount-ME

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Red, Astrodon Green, Astrodon Blue, Astrodon Luminance

Resolution: 3484x3422

Dates: March 13, 2017, April 24, 2017, May 20, 2017

Frames:

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.

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Taken on August 30, 2017