NGC-4565 Edge on Spiral Galaxy,
Caldwell 38, or also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. NGC 4565 was discovered by William Herschel in 1785.
NGC-4565 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 this is a wonderful galaxy to look at,
especially with a large diameter scope that often shows the dust lane really well.
Smaller telescopes will show it as a narrow streak of light in the eyepiece, it can be difficult to see visually if in or near city light pollution.
Captured on 04-03-2021 with my Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO Refractor telescope, Bisque ME Mount, QHY 183C Cooled Cmos Camera, 130 min. exposure, (26 x 300sec subs), SkyX Camera capture software, PHD2, DSS, Pixinsight, & Adobe CS 2021.
best Regards,
John Chumack