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NGC 4565

 NGC 4565 by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: NGC 4565
Description NGC 4565 is a 9.6th magnitude edge-on galaxy, one of the brightest members of the Coma I Galaxy Cloud. It is the largest edge-on spiral galaxy as seen from Earth. This galaxy is roughly 100,000 light years in diameter, and 30 million light years from us.
Telescopically it is a fine streak of light with a prominent dark lane running across its length. Tracing the dark dust lane across the face of this galaxy is a challenging activity to undertake with a small telescope.
Scope C8
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters Baader IR
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
3 hours total exposure time (12x15min)



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