The Needle Galaxy – NGC 4565 and Surroundings

The galaxy NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices, is the composition of 6 x 120 seconds in R channel + 6 x 120 seconds in B channel, the G channel has been synthesized with IRIS.

The images have been processed with IRIS and Lightroom CC, then I used Astrometrica for data reduction and APT to extract a source list. The result has been analyzed with Topcat, Aladin and CDS Portal website.

The full field of view

NGC 4565 (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and has a visual magnitude of approximately 10. It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. First recorded in 1785 by William Herschel, it is a prominent example of an edge-on spiral galaxy.


ECO 01872

Name: ECO 01872
Coordinates: 12:36:43.30 +26:06:45.3
Type: Galaxy
Redshift: 0.020835
Distance from Earth: 300 Million Ly
Velocity: 6000 km/s
Size: 18000 Ly
Credits: CDS Portal
Machine generated alternative text:
2.398'x 1.258'


Name: NGC4562
Coordinates: 12:35:36.27 +25:51:14.2
Type: Galaxy
Redshift: 0.004513
Distance from Earth: 70 Million Ly
Velocity: 1400 km/s
Size: 28000 Ly
Credits: CDS Portal

IC 3546

Name: IC 3546
Coordinates: 12:35:41.67 +26:13:21.5
Type: Galaxy
Redshift: 0.021465
Distance from Earth: 300 Million Ly
Velocity: 6500 km/s
Size: 60000 Ly
Credits: CDS Portal

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