The Silver Needle, NGC 4244, is a spiral galaxy seen edge on. Fourteen million light years away it appears only 14.2 arcsec across in the constellation Canes Vinatici near the Big Dipper. This image was captured with 70 minutes of exposure.
Imaged on 2022-05-02 UT. A total of 14 five minute exposoures taken with a William Optics RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader UV/IR cut filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC camera, and SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount, ASI EAF and guide camera. All were controlled with a ZWO ASIAir Plus Controller. Processed in PixInsight, StarNet 2, Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop.
Content created: 2022-06-04
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