NGC 4565 – Caldwell 38


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NGC 4565 is one of the so-called classic “edge-on” galaxies. This galaxy was missed by Messier and was discovered by Herschel. It is quite bright and large and a conspicuous dust lane crosses across the nucleus of the galaxy. In this web page you will be able to see several other edge-on galaxies, notably M 104 and NGC 891.

Additional Information


Name(s): NGC 4565. Caldwell 38. Needle Galaxy

Type: Spiral galaxy

RA:  12h 36m 20s

Dec: +25ΒΊ 59’ 22”

Constellation: Coma Berenices

Size (arcmin): 15.8×2

Magnitude: +9.6

Distance: 42 Mly


Date: 2014-04-05

Location: Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia

Size (arcmin): 37×27

Telescope: Celestron 11” HD f/10

Camera: FLI ML6303 (3072x2048pix)

Guiding: Orion SSAG/Nikkor 500mm f/8

Total exposure: 63 min (L. 21 min; RGB: 42 min)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2016 and PixInsight

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