by Robert Vanderbei
Below is the picture I took two night’s ago of the Needle Galaxy (aka NGC 4565).
For those who are interested in more details about the telescope, the camera, and the exposure, check out this webpage.
And, a few nights before that I grabbed a new pic of globular cluster M5 which I then combined with one taken some years ago to make an animated gif showing several blinking RR Lyrae stars and a few Cepheids.
Here’s the webpage with those pics (scroll down to the third image to see the animated gif).