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NGC 4565

Other description: Edge on galaxy dusty.
Constellation:  Com
Dreyer description: Bright, extremely large, extremely extended 135°, very abruptly brighter middle nucleus = star of magnitude 10 or 11.
Magnitude:  9.6
RA: 12h 36m 18.0s  Dec: +25°59'00"  (Epoch 2000)
Size:12.0' x 1.5'

SEDS description;
Discovered by William Herschel in 1785.
The considerably bright, very large edge-on spiral NGC 4565 is another showpiece for amteurs, and often used in textbooks, as it is assumed that its view may resemble that of our own Milky Way, seen from outside from a place situated near its galactic equatorial plane. According to R. Brent Tully, NGC 4565 is about 31 million light years distant.


Photo Specifications:

16" F/4.87  Newtonian , ST-8XE, CFW8     06/04/06    Temp. = -13 C

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Luminance
10 min
5
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Red
5 min
2
2x2
Green
5 min
2
2x2
Blue
8 min
2
2x2
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 Processing:    MaxIm; align, color combine