Every year I have to take a shot of one of my favorite Galaxies, it is a Beautiful Edge on Spiral Galaxy, both visually and photographically.


NGC 4565 Edge on Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, (also known as the Needle Galaxy or Caldwell 38)

is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 42 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.

It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and has a visual magnitude of approximately 10.4.

It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, the core of the galaxy contains 240 Globular star clusters,

more than the Milky Way. NGC 4565 is one of the brightest members of the Coma Galaxy Group.

I only captured 24 minutes of data on this one due to clouds rolling in and ending my imaging run, but it still looks decent enough to share.

Look carefully near the bottom of this image in the background is another needle like edge on Galaxy.


TPO 12″ F4 Newtonian telescope, Bisque ME Mount,

ZWO 294MC cooled Cmos Camera, L-Pro filter,  Baader Coma Corrector,

ASI Air Plus, via Wi-Fi to I-Pad, 12 x 2 minute subs, 24 minute exposure total Integration time.

Calibrated & Stacked in ASTAP, Processed in Pixinsight, Adobe Raw CC 2023.

Captured from my Observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Best Regards,

John Chumack