NGC 4565 (Needle Galaxy), NGC 4562 and IC 3571

 

NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. The apparently smaller NGC 4562 is seen at the upper left corner The small blkuish spot at the bottom middle is IC 3571.

 

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 26 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 60 min, R = 30 min; G = 30 min; B = 30 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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