One more Needle

I have imaged NGC4565 already here and here, but on last Zatom astroparty I took a look onto this galaxy and could not resist to picture is again with 10″ telescope. Needle Galaxy is a kind of monster – it is more luminous than the Andromeda Galaxy. It has two satellite galaxies, and also about 240 globular clusters were found there. NGC4565 is one of the brightest members of Coma I Group. 

NGC4565 was discovered by William Herschel in 1785. It is classic edge-on spiral, one of the most spectacular galaxies. It lies about 40 million light years away. I caught photons for this image in April 2018. Conditions were decent, though I have some problems with colour balancing of the final image. Some dust lane details have been resolved. You can also notice, that disk structure shows warping at its edges due to an ancient interaction with passing galaxy. 

NGC4565 Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices
NGC4565 Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices

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Clear skies!

Image technical data:

Date:       18-19 April 2018
Location:   Nieborowice, Poland
Telescope:  Meade ACF 10"
Corrector:  AP CCDT67
Camera:     QHY163M, gain 100
Mount:      SW EQ6
Guiding:    SW 80/400 + ASI290MM
Exposure:   LRGB 100:15:12:15 x 2 minutes
Conditions: seeing average-good, transparency good

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