NGC 4565: 侧向星系



NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge
Image Credit & Copyright:
Lóránd Fényes

Explanation: Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. This sharp, colorful image reveals the galaxy’s boxy, bulging central core cut by obscuring dust lanes that lace NGC 4565’s thin galactic plane. NGC 4565 itself lies about 40 million light-years distant and spans some 100,000 light-years. Easily spotted with small telescopes, sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed.

Tomorrow’s picture: sky dolphin

NGC 4565: 侧向星系
Lóránd Fényes

说明: 从地球看出去,壮丽的螺旋星系NGC 4565恰好侧向着我们。因其细长外观而有针状星系之称的NGC 4565,是用望远镜巡视北天昏暗的北冕座时之热门标的。在这张清晰的彩色影像里,清楚可见NGC 4565纤薄的盘面上,切过其鼓胀盒状星系核心前方的不透光尘埃带。NGC 4565离我们约有4千万光年远,大小则约为100,000光年。用小望远镜就能轻易见到NGC 4565,也因此,许多星空爱好者认为NGC 4565是著名的梅西耶星表之遗珠

明日的图片: sky dolphin

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