The Needle Galaxy – John Hawkes


NGC4565 The Needle Galaxy

Fantastic image of The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices taken from Polegate with 3.5 hours of exposure.

Technical Card:

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO / Teleskop-Service RC 12″
Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY11
Mount:Skywatcher EQ8 Pro
Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5
Focal reducer:AstroPhysics 27TVPH
Software:SGP, PHD guiding, Pixinsight 1.8, Stellarium V12, ASCOM V6
Filter:BAADER LRGB
Accessories:Starlight Xpress OAG, Starlight Xpress Filter-wheel 5×2″
Resolution: 1924×2376
Dates:Feb. 1, 2019, Feb. 2, 2019
Frames:
Baader 2″ B: 6×300″ bin 2×2
Baader 2″ G: 6×300″ bin 2×2
Baader 2″ L: 12×600″ bin 1×1
Baader 2″ R: 6×300″ bin 2×2
Integration: 3.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.96 days
Avg. Moon phase: 7.51%

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