Animas, New Mexico
maged March 10th, 13th and 16th, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25230830544/sizes/l
NGC 4565 (the Needle Galaxy, UGC 7772, PGC 42038 and Caldwell 38) is an edge-on spiral located 30-50 million light-years away in Coma Berenices. Research has determined that it is much brighter and the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). It would be an amazing site if viewed face-on.
The galaxy at the bottom right is magnitude 13.5 NGC 4562 (also NGC 4565A).
Luminance â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours