NGC4565 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices


Found in the constellation Coma Berenices

Discovered by William Herschel in 1785.

The considerably bright, very large edge-on spiral NGC 4565 is another showpiece for amteurs, and often used in textbooks, as it is assumed that its view may resemble that of our own Milky Way, seen from outside from a place situated near its galactic equatorial plane. NGC 4565 is about 31 million light years distant.

Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Scope: Planewave 12.5" CDK
Mount: Paramount ME MKS5000
Guiding: SBIG ST-402XME / Astrodon MMOAG
Luminance: 9 x 10 min
RGB: 4 x 10 min

Acquired using TheSkyX and CCD-Commander
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Bulk of processing in PixInsight with final adjustments in Photoshop CC

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Lucknow, Ontario
May 2016