NGC4656 / NGC4657 Galaxy in Canes Venatici

(RA 12h 44.0m , Dec. +32 10', 10.5 mag., 20 x 3 arcmin.)

This hokey-stick shaped galaxy is located just 35' SE of NGC4631. It can be found by star-hopping about 530' NE from g Comae (see finder chart below).

Image shown above was taken on March 29, 1998 from Sooke, BC using Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope, autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of nine white (-IR filter only) images (each exposed for 240 sec.) processed with AIP4WIN software.

North is to the right.

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

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