NGC 4565 – Com

NGC 4565

NGC 4565

Perhaps one of the most famous galaxies in the sky, NGC 4565 is a superb, edge-on spiral galaxy, in Coma Berenices. It was discovered in 1785 by W. Herschel. Its distance in estimated in 45 millions of light years.

Here, it was imaged with the Planewave 17 unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. A total of 15 exposures, with 5 minutes of integration each, were averaged. Images were unguided, completely trusting the Paramount ME mount. The CCD camera is a SBIG STL-6303E. The image scale is of 0.63″/pixel.

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