Friday, April 2, 2010

Astrophoto Friday: Edge-On Sprial Galaxy NGC 4565

This image of edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4565 was captured by astronomer Milton Humason April 15, 1950. He made a 25 minute exposure from the Hale Telescope's prime focus using red sensitive film.

NGC 4565 is about 20 million light years from our own Milky Way Galaxy in the direction of the constellation Coma Berenices..

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