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.

ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon LRGB
AP155EDF Triplet Refractor w Robofocus
Luminance: 18  x 5 min
RGB: 8 x 5 min
Self-guided on an AP900GTO mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels in PS CS4
Sharpening via High Pass Filters
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise in PS CS4

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Flesherton, Ontario
May 24 2009