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Observation by Martina McGovern: NGC 4565 Needle galaxy

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Martina McGovern


Martina McGovern


2021 Apr 14 - 23:00


2021 May 02 - 21:17



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Field centre

RA: 12h36m
Dec: +25°57'
Position angle: -99°10'

Field size

0°30' × 0°20'

  • Celestron Edge HD 8” on HEQ5 PRO, ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASIAir Pro, EAF & 60mm guide scope + ASI120MM mini & Optolong L-Pro filter

Approx 7.5hrs of data - Subs of 120sec x ~100 & 180sec x ~90 + Darks, Flats & Dark flats. Main Cam Gain 225, Camera T -15C.


Near Cambridge city UK, Bortle approx 4

Target name

NGC 4565 Needle galaxy or Flying saucer (wonder why they call it that).


NGC 4565 Needle galaxy

About this image

This one is imaged over 3 nights, 14th 16th & 18th Apr21


Processing; Deep sky stacker, PixInsight with final tweaks in Photoshop and Topaz DeNoise.


Clear skies.

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