NGC 4565 is an "Edge-on" Spiral Galaxy - a galaxy viewed on its edge, giving it the appearance of a needle floating in space. 
This was the first test of a new imaging routine, where I let the telescope run off of a script, allowing the scope and mount to do their own targeting, alignment, tracking, corrections, and imaging. The benifit of this system is simple - I get to sleep! Once the script is setup and the telescope is outside and focused, I only need to hit a single "Go" button to start the imaging run. In the case of this image, I hit the "Go" button at around 11pm, and woke up at 8am with a nice set of data, the scope parked, and a full nights sleep. A total success.
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