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The Details
Object
NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Optics
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB
Date
14 and 22 May, 2009
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
L 10 x 600 sec 1x1 bin, RGB 5ea x 900 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCD Stack, Photoshop CS4
Notes
This beautiful galaxy, located approximately 31 million light years from earth, is the quintessential example of an edge-on spiral. This is about what the Milky Way galaxy would look like if viewed from deep space along its galactic plane.

 

 

 

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