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NGC 4565 is the largest and most impressive example of an "edge on" spiral galaxy. Spiral galaxies are shaped similarly to a plate, and in this case the plate is exactly parallel to our line of sight so all we see is the "edge." By contrast, a "face-on" spiral galaxy is perpendicular to our line of sight, and we see the galaxy as we would a plate on the floor beneath us. This galaxy is located 31 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
November 2016Location Taken:
Misti Mountain Observatory, NW Arizona USAConditions of Location: Equipment Used:
32" Ritchie-Cretein telescope, SBIG STL11000 cameraProcessing Used:
2.5 hours LRGB, image acquisition by Jim Misti, processing by Richard HammarDistance from Location:
31 million light yearsConstellation:
Coma BerenicesOther Link: