NGC 4565

NGC 4565 LRGB (500).jpg (19484 bytes)

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Object Type: Spiral galaxy (Sb)
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Magnitude: 9.6
 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).

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/ST-10XME/Astro-Physics CCDT67 telecompressor/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
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: I
ndividual 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.

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