NGC 4565 - Edge-On Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Copyright 2003 Thom Iwancio

NGC 4565 is a typical Spiral galaxy viewed almost exactly edge-on.  Used as an example in many astronomy textbooks, it is a favorite target by many amateurs.  It lies at a distance of approximately 35 million light-years.   



Date/Location:    April 26, 2003     Iwancio-Hodge Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    SBIG ST-5C through 8" Orion Newtonian
Focal Ratio:   
Guiding:    Track and accumulate
Conditions:    Visually clear with moderate high level water vapor
Weather:    50 F, Still wind
Exposure: 40 x 30 seconds 
Filters:    None