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Object Type: Spiral
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Size: 16' x 3'
NGC 4565 is one of the
best-known examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy and can be seen in small telescopes. It is
31 million light-years from our galaxy. The small galaxy near the bottom of the image is
IC 3571 (magnitude 16.9).
14" LX200R/ST-10XME/Astro-Physics CCDT67 telecompressor/Astrodon LRGB
Exposures: LRGB: L 8 x 5 minutes, binned 2x2: R 8 x 5 minutes:
G 8 x 5 minutes: B 8 x 5 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: May 10-11, 2007
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in
Registar 1.0. A high-pass filter was applied to the galaxy portion of the image. Gaussian
Blur of 1 pixel was applied to the RGB image. A duplicate of the RGB image was combined
using Soft Light to increase color saturation.