Ruud de Vries - Dutch Backyard Astrophotography

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NGC 4565, Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565 (sometimes called the the Needle Galaxy) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years awa. It is located in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

Name and aliases NGC 4565, UGC 7772
Type LINER-type Active Galaxy Nucleus
Coordinates 12:36:20.80 +25:59:14.6
Radial velocity 1261.0 km/s
Distance 42.3 million light years
Magnitude 10.4 (B)
Size 15.5 x 2.5 (arcminutes)
Link Simbad
Link HyperLeda

NGC 4565

Telescope
Esprit 120ED APO Triplet
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher Eq6-R
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
31 * 600 sec L, 42 * 120 sec L, 12 * 300 sec R, 12 * 300 sec B, Synthetic Green