NGC 4565
DSS image of NGC 4565
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 4565, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 4565
H V 24, h 1357, GC 3106, MCG +04-30-006, UGC 7772, PGC 42038

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.5
Size  15.9' x 1.85' @ 136°
Right Ascension  12h 36' 20.9"  (2000)
Declination  25° 59' 16" N
Constellation  Coma Berenices
Description  !!B, eL, eE 135°, vsbMN = * 10.11
Classification  SA(s)b?
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 13, 2018    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 102x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

A beautiful edge-on galaxy, a slash of faint light in the eyepiece, large, elongated 8:1 northwest-southeast, a distinct dustlane, the stellar core sits just beside the dustlane, a faint star visible just off the center

Andrew Cooper
Apr 19, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Stunning! a slash of soft light across the eyepiece field, an obvious dust lane bisects the galaxy, small stellar core on the southwest side of the dust lane, a 13th magnitude star just 2' northeast of the core, 15' x 3' extending northwest-southeast

Andrew Cooper
Jun 4, 2005    Vekol Ranch, Maricopa Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

The quintessential edge-on spiral galaxy! Big! Bright! extended 10:1 southeast-northwest, dark obvious dust lane slightly off center to the north, core to the south edge of the dust lane, notable star (13mag) directly above the core to the northeast

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
94mm f/18 Tully Achromat

Long streak with parallel patch on f edge. 'Extraordinary phenomenon.' E of Rosse, about 15', nucleus projecting into dark lane, sky p nebula darker than elsewhere. Very faint 3-7/10 in.; well seen 9-in spec. Lick photo. centre cut in two by dark (absorption?) band, and there is a central star.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
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NGC 4565