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    Default NGC4565

    Another one from last weekend.
    200PDS mounted on a ZEQ25GT,Canon 350D modified,fitted with a Astronomik CLS filter,ISO1600,again approx an hours data.Images captured with BackyardEOS,processed by a friend in StarTools.

    NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is an edge-on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] about 30 to 50 million [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] awayin the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    The 10th magnitude galaxy sits perpendicular to our own [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] galaxy and is almost directly above the North Galactic Pole (in the same way Polaris is located above the Earth's North Pole).
    It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile.First spotted in 1785 by Sir [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (1738–1822), this is one of the most famous examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy."Visible through a small telescope, some sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed."

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