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The Whale Galaxy NGC 4631

24 Apr 2015, 15:52 UTC
The Whale Galaxy NGC 4631
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Here is another galaxy I imaged last week. This is the first time I have seen this object.
The Whale and pup galaxies are located in the constellation Canes Venatici and are 25 million light years distant. The smaller galaxy NGC 4627, is a small elliptical,while the Whale NGC 4631 is a edge on spiral galaxy. NGC 4631 reminds me a lot of the Cigar galaxy located in Ursa major.a.k.a as Messier 82.
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