TERRY HANCOCK : NEEDLE GALAXY

Terry Hancock
The Needle GalaxyTerry Hancock

 

This bright galaxy is one of the most famous examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy, oriented perpendicularly to our line of sight so that we see right into its luminous disc. NGC 4565 has been nicknamed the Needle Galaxy because, when seen in full, it appears as a very narrow streak of light on the sky. It is amazing to see such beautiful detail in a galaxy 50 million light years from Earth both from the ground and in astonishing close ups by Hubble.

– See more at: http://stellareyes.com/news/photo-sharing/item/56-stellar-eyes-on-the-needle-galaxy.html#sthash.vd1QNnFF.dpuf

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