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]
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
LRGB 460:140:160:140 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Silver Needle Galaxy (NGC 4244) in Canes Venatici
Image created by Skychart
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