The Needle Galaxy
Somewhere between 30 and 50 million light-years away, within the constellation Coma Berenices, lies NGC4565 – commonly known as the “Needle Galaxy”. It’s a spiral galaxy, but viewed edge-on – so we see its central bulge and the edge of the galaxy’s disc extending from it. Clouds of dust within the galaxy obscure the middle of the disk, and you can see several other galaxies around it. Some are companions to this galaxy, others are more distant galaxies in the background.