The Binocular Sky


NGC 4565 (Berenice's Hair Clip)

Constellation: Com
Object Type: Galaxy
RA:  12h 36m 20s
Dec:  +25° 59' 14"
Magnitude: 9.9
Recommended minimum aperture: 100mm

Charts for 100mm Binocular (2.5° aperture circle).   Click on a chart to print it.


NGC 4565 is 2°S of NGC 4559 (above) and 3° SW of γ Com

What You Should See:

NGC 4565 has a high surface brightness and is a lovely sight in large binoculars. It is an edge-on spiral galaxy, so it appears to us like a needle of light against the darker sky.