Thursday, August 21, 2008

NGC4565 Edge On Galaxy

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©2008 Richard Murray
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©2008 Richard Murray
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Notes: This is a good specimen of an edge on galaxy located in the Coma Berenices constellation which is not too far from the grandaddy of all galaxy clusters, Abell 1656. The galaxy in the upper left is NGC4562.

Although I didn't get quite the resolution I'd hoped for (considering the number of images I took) I think it's a well balanced image overall.

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Date: 4/27/08
Object: NGC4565 Edge On Galazy
Telescope: Megrez 80mm APO, WO 0.8 FR/FF
Mount: LX90
Camera: Atik 16hr
Guiding: Lx90 8" SCT, DSI Pro, Phd Guiding
Filters: IR RGB
Exposure: IR 21x5min 1x1 bin, R 10x4min G 10x4min B 13x4min all 2x2 bin
Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CS2, PixInsight
Location: Burke Ave. Observatory, Three Rivers, Michigan

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astrogalaxy said...

Nice image!

Rick said...


heavenabove said...

I was just watching a PBS show last night about black holes in the centers of galaxies. I took an astronomy course in college and also learned much about that subject. Your simple galaxy photo opens my mind to so many thoughts:)

Rick said...

Thanks! I took an astronomy course in college too which is one of the reasons I got into the hobby later on.