NGC 4565

New image: NGC 4565, edge on spiral galaxy.

On my last trip to the Flint Hills with Photon Phil we discussed shooting NGC 4565. A few weeks ago I imaged it for two nights at my observatory collecting about three hours of exposure.

When shooting at my observatory I try to image the target when it is as high as possible while also in a favorable location in the sky. The Clear Sky Clock shows my area as yellow so it is not that dark. Staying within a specific area of the sky reduces how long I can expose but greatly helps me reduce the light pollution gradients. If only my backyard was like the Okie-Tex Star Party site <sigh>.