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NGC 4565 Galaxy

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  Telescope: Celestron C8N (1000mm)

  Camera: Sbig ST-2000XM, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 1.25" HLRGB filters

  Mount: NJP Takahashi

  Guiding: Self-guided

  Exposure: LRGB 14,4,4,4x10min

  When: March/April 2015

  Other information: good transparency, good seeing

NGC 4565 itself lies about 40 million light-years distant and spans some 100,000 light-years. Easily spotted with small telescopes.It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile.First spotted in 1785 by Sir William Herschel (17381822), this is one of the most famous examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy.

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