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Spiral galaxy NGC 4565. Coloured optical image of NGC 4565, an edge-on spiral galaxy (type Sb) in the constellation of Coma Berenices. The galaxy has a pronounced central bulge (yellow) and a distinctive dusty outer disc. The photograph was taken with the 2.1 metre telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, USA.
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