Saturday, January 27, 2018

found the Needle (Halifax)

BGO imaged NGC 4565 aka the Needle Galaxy. Located in Corona Borealis. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. First viewed 8 Jul '10. Wonderful.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 4565 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

I see a soft fuzzy north of the core of the edge-on galaxy but SkyTools does not mark it.

NGC 4562 is south-west of the big galaxy, another canted spiral. Woo hoo.


Wikipedia link: NGC 4565.

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