NGC 4565 - Edge-On Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Copyright 2003 John Hodge

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-7 through 12" LX-200 
Focal Ratio:   f 3.3
Guiding:    Auto via ST-7
Conditions:    Visually clear, but with moderate high level water vapor
Weather:    50 degrees F
Exposure: 1 x 10 minutes
Filters:    None