An Edge-On Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, NM
Date/Time of photo
8, 15, 16 May 2018 ; 17, 18 June 2018
Equipment
Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph and QSI683wsg CCD camera (Astrodon Gen2 filters) on a Paramount ME
Description
NGC 4565, sometimes referred to as the Needle Galaxy, is an edge-on galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. One can see the galaxy's yellowish central core, which is divided by obscuring dust lanes running the length of the equatorial plane. Total exposure was 10 hrs 20 min.
Website
http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=432&fullsize=1
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