Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565
Copyright 2011
Larry Phillips
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Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565 in the constellation Coma Berenices

Spiral galaxy. The smudge at the upper left is another galaxy, NGC 4262.

Distance: 31 million light years.
Size: Not available
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini Control with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 5 luminance, 5 red, 6 green, and 6 blue sub images @ 10 minutes each
                 for a total exposure time of 220 minutes or 3 hours 40 minutes.
 Date: March 9, 2008
 Software: Camera and guider control - MaximDL, calibration, stacking, & creation of
                   color image - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS2.