NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices
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Scope: C8 203 mm at f/6.3, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA 16 March 2013 Camera: ST8300M
Exposure: 17 x 7 min (2x2 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 4 min (3x3 bin) RGB exposures.
Processing: Data Collection - CCDSoft (as FITs). Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, central gradient removal, and color equalization - Astroart. Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing - Photoshop. This image is a LRGB combine with Luminance layering - Final Image size is approximately 1800x1361.
North is up in this image. This galaxy, NGC4565, is obviously an edge on galaxy- one of the more well known. Also in this image is a small magnitude 16 galaxy, IC3571 - it is located to the left the core of NGC 4565. NGC 4562 is a medium sized galaxy to the right. Along the upper edge from left to right are smaller galaxies IC 3582 and IC 3546. NGC 4565 is about 31 million light years distant from Earth. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here. Horizontal FOV is 44'.
Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 12h 36m 20.6s Dec: +25°59'20"
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