Sil­ver Needle Galaxy (NGC 4244) in Canes Venatici

NGC 4244, also known as Cald­well 26, is a very late type spir­al galaxy seen exactly from the edge. The galaxy dis­plays no cent­ral bulge, but it does have a tiny cent­ral con­dens­a­tion. Estim­ated at a dis­tance of 10 mil­lion light-years, the lin­ear dia­met­er is about 46’000 light-years.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 460:140:160:140 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Sil­ver Needle Galaxy (NGC 4244)​ in Canes Venatici

NGC 4244 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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