NGC 4565 – The Needle Galaxy | Bernard Miller

Bernard Miller
Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo
May 25-28, 2011
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 FTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
Here is a picture of NGC 4565, also known as the Needle Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 31 million light years away in the constellation Coma Coma Berenices. Although it is a spiral galaxy, it looks thin because we are viewing it edge on as seen from earth. The galaxy is about 100,000 light years in diameter.