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NGC 4565, The Needle Galaxy

Submitted by Planewave Instruments

© Trottier, HowardInstrument: PlaneWave CDK17.

Focal Ratio: f4.5 (with PlaneWave focal reducer).

Mount: Paramount ME.

Camera: SBIG STL-4020M.

Dates: April 22 and 23 2011.

Integrated exposures: L: 150 minutes unbinned; R, G, B: 70 minutes each, 2×2 binning.

Location: Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.

Image Capture: MaxIm DL, TheSky6, FocusMax.

Image Processing: PixInsight.