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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy

The spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth, also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. NGC 4565 lies about 40 million light-years distant from Earth and spans some 100,000 light-years.

 

 

Tech Card:

Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool.

Mount: iOptron CEM60.

Guiding camera: ZWO ASI290MM mini.

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 1.25"

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser · ZWO ASIAIR · ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW).

Frames: Astronomik LRGB 1.25": 80x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Total integration: 4.0 hours.

Darks: ~30.

Flats: ~30.

Bias: ~50.

Avg. Moon age: 6.42 days.

Avg. Moon phase: 39.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00.

RA center: 12h 36' 21"

DEC center: +25° 59' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.824 arcsec/pixel.

Orientation: 90.068 degrees.

Field radius: 0.230 degrees.

 

A re-process of my data of Jan. 31, 2020, Feb. 1, 2020.

Locations: UAE desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

 

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Uploaded on December 29, 2020