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Also known as the Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565 lies at a distance of 20 million light years from Earth.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200Gps telescope with Astro-Physics  .7x telecompressor.

120 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

30 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 1x1 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.