NGC 4565 is a spiral galaxy that is oriented such that we see it edge-on from our vantage point, similar to the view we have of NGC 891. A prominent dust band can be seen across the nucleus of the galaxy. This galaxy is a popular object for amateur astronomers because it is the largest edge-on galaxy in the sky.
This is an RGB color composite CCD image taken with a Takahashi FCT-150 telescope using an SBIG STL-11000M CCD. This image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Constellation: Coma Berenices
RA: 12h 36m 20s Dec: +25d 59' 16" (J2000)
February 12, 2011
Image by Sid Leach
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