NGC4565 in Coma Berenices
(RA 12h 36.3m , Dec. +25° 59', 9.6 mag., 14 x 2 arcmin.)
This perfect edge-on spiral galaxy is without doubt one of favourite astroimaging targets. It is located 2° S of NGC4559 on the Eastern edge of Coma Star Cluster. It can be found by star hopping 1°40' E of 17 Comae (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on April 7, 2002 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of fifteen white images (240 sec. each) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered exposures (5 x 240 sec. each) processed with AIP4WIN and Corel PhotoPaint 8 software (in Lab color space).
North is to the left.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 10°. North is up.
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