The Whale Galaxy NGC 4627 and 4631.

The Whale Galaxy

The Whale Galaxy NGC 4627 and 4631.

The Whale Galaxy NGC 4627 and 4631.

 

 

 

Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC

NGC 4627 and 4631. Imaging telescope : Ikharos 8″ RC SXH18 CCD L600x40 bin2 + RGB & Ha. Integration around 16 hours shot under moonless condition in semi urban skies. Home obbs Valencia.
NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. This galaxy’s slightly distorted wedge shape gives it the appearance of a herring or a whale, hence its nickname. Because this nearby galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth, professional astronomers observe this galaxy to better understand the gas and stars located outside the plane of the galaxy.

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