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Michael Terhune
Lunenburg MA, USA
11:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon Camera at 300mm fl. on star tracker

Post-processing Details:

Stacked 52, 2min subs in deep sky stacker and processed in photoshop.

Image Details:

The Needle Galaxy also called C38 or NGC 4565 is located in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is clearly visible and unmistakable because of its shape, being a edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away. I find this galaxy very unique and always wanted to photograph it, but it is pretty dim at mag. ~ 10.