NGC4565, togheter with NGC891 in Andromeda, is the most beautiful example of edge-on galaxy. Its relative dimensions are conspicuos, measuring 15,5'x 2,1'. Also with short focal lenghts (5-600mm.), a lot of details are clearly visible on the galaxy, as the massive dust lane and the luminous bulge. The object is spindle shaped; G. de Vaucouleurs determined that its central plane is tilted only 4 from our line of sight.

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