1- NGC4565 is one of the brightest and largest galaxies without Messier's numbers scattered around the constellation of Coma Berenices. The galaxy is fairly
popular one because it's often quoted as a very typical example of the "edge-on" galaxy. This edge-on galaxy is about 45 million light years away and has an
apparent size in the thickness-direction of only 2 arc minutes, but has a length of more 15 arc minutes, equivalent to the half of an apparent diameter of
full-moon. It might be easy to search the galaxy with the binoculars; you can recognize it as a narrow line in the conditioned sky.
You will be able to enjoy the galaxy looks like the front-view of a plane with scopes. Though this picture shows you a dark lane crossing, you might need a bit
larger scope to see the lane with naked-eyes.

NGC 4565 Edge On Galaxy - 4.11.2007
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 10 Classic @ F/1.85 with HyperStar
Mount: Meade
Camera: Starlight Express H9C
Filters: none
Exposure:  55 X 1 Minute = 55 minutes
Time: 11:50 PM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
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