The Whale Galaxy
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.