Cocoon Galaxy (NGC4490) in Canes Venatici

(RA 12h 30.6m , Dec. +41 38', 9.8 mag., 6.4 x 3.3 arcmin.)

(& NGC4485)


This bright galaxy forms interacting pair with smaller NGC4485. It is located about 40' NW 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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