It’s been already over a month since I have collected photons to the picture below. It is 120 minutes of luminance only of pretty well known Needle Galaxy – that is NGC4565 in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It was shot from my backyard with 130mm Photoline refractor and QHY163M camera on EQ6 mount. Seeing was decent this night, but transparency just medium. This combined with not so much amount of exposures gave not so good signal to noise ratio. I am going to fight with it during this season still.

But first long weekend in the beginning of May – I hope some photons will be captured, weather forecast is optimistic 🙂

NGC4565 Needle Galaxy – 40×3 minutes of luminance

Large version here

NGC4565 galaxy enlarged crop

Clear skies!