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Seeing several excellent images of the 'Needle' posted recently by members prompted me to go back and have another go at processing one of my own efforts from a while back.  I think this is a worthwhile improvement with more detail extracted in the dust lane.
It's 6.4 hours luminance (1x1) and 3.2 hours RGB (2x2), taken with a SW MN190 and QSI583 with OAG.  This is a crop of the central area.  A wider field view can be seen here: http://universalconstant.com/NGC4565_AP_crop2.jpg

 

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Nice image.

Bottom right the spreading trail of faint fuzzies/stars give the impression of light sprinkles left behind as this bright galaxy drifts through space... magical.

 

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