NGC 4565

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
edge on
Coma B 12h36.3 +25°59' 16.2' x 2.8' 10 53 Mly

NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is a spectacular edge-on spiral galaxy about 53 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.

Galaxy to SW is NGC 4562, which is supposed to be a companion of NGC 4565.


NGC 4565 and NGC 4562

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Apr 8, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 6x300
RGB 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP