NGC 4565

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Description: This is an edge-on spiral galaxy similar to our Milky Way. It is thought to contain a small, hundred solar mass black hole at its center.
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 30 million light years
Apparent Size: 14.9' x 2.0'
Date: 6 & 7 February 2005
Equipment: 12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AO-7, MI-250
Exposure: LRGB: 160-30-30-35 minutes