Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

NGC 4565

NGC 4565 is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
The 10th magnitude galaxy sits perpendicular to our own Milky Way galaxy.
It is also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile.First spotted in 1785 by Uranus' discoverer, Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), this is one of the most famous examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy.

W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener and Feather Touch 3'' focuser
CFW9 with Baader LRGB
Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser

Lum : 235min
Red : 55min
Green : 55min
Blue : 55min
5min subs
Total exposure 6h40min from Kallithea Athens Greece
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