NGC4244 Galaxy in Canes Venatici

(RA 12h 17.5m , Dec. +37 49', 10.4 mag., 17.0 x 2.2 arcmin.)

This needle-like edge-on spiral galaxy is located 445' SW of b Canum Venaticorum (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on April 19, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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