NGC 4725

NGC 4725 — Click on image to enlarge

NGC4725 is a medium sized barred galaxy with tightly coiled arms, positioned around the center of the constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy isn’t too well known because there are many famous galaxies distributed in this area.  

Technical details as follows:

Imaged by SSRO from New Mexico Skies in 2007 using a 16″ RCOS @ f/8.7 and an SBIG STL11K on a Paramount ME. Image scale 0.53″/pixel. LRGB with 4.5 hours Lum, 1 hour Red, 2 hours Green, and 2 hours Blue.  Originally processed in CCDsoft, Registar, Sigma Combine, and Photoshop, but reprocessed using newer methods in 2017 (calibration in Maxim, alignment/integration in PixInsight, deconvolution in PixInsight, and the rest in Photoshop).