NGC4631 Galaxy in Canes Venatici

(RA 12h 42.1m , Dec. +32 32', 9.2 mag., 15.5 x 3.3 arcmin.)


This large edge-on galaxy is located in a southern part of Canes Venatici near Coma Berenices border. It can be found by star-hopping about 530' NE from g Comae (see finder chart below).

The above mosaic was assembled from images taken on May 12, 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. Two sets of white exposures (7 x 240 sec. each) were processed using AIP4WIN and mosaic was combined with Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is on top.


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


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