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Needle Galaxy

Needle Galaxy, NGC4565, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is approximately 43 million light years away from earth.

Capture Details:

Imaged from my backyard in upstate New York under Bortle 3 skies.


Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD 0.7x reducer

Celestron CGEM DX mounted on a SkyShed Pier imaged from the SkyShed POD

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera

Astronomik UV/IR filter

Celestron OAG with ASI174mm guide camera

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.

Image Specs:

75 x 300 second exposures Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -20°C

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in APP

Post processed in PixInSight

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