The Needle Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Needle Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Needle Galaxy is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:57 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:20, 23° above your western horizon.

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Name Needle Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
C 38
NGC 4565
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:9.60 (V)[2]
16.50 (B)[1]
13.20 (H)[1]
12.77 (K)[1]
13.60 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.18
Hubble type:Scd
Right Ascension:12h35m [1]
Declination:+26°17' [1]
Distance:11.7 Mpc
38.3 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-20.75




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