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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 4627, NGC 4631, NGC 4656, NGC 4657
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The Whale and the Hockey Stick, 


            Frank Kane
The Whale and the Hockey Stick
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The Whale and the Hockey Stick

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz DeNoise 6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Dates:April 22, 2019

Frames: 134x120"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.82%

Basic astrometry details job: 2656222

RA center: 12h 42' 49"

DEC center: +32° 22' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.113 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 350.469 degrees

Field radius: 0.533 degrees

Resolution: 2457x2414

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


"The Whale and the Hockey Stick" sounds like the title of a creative children's story - but they're a pair of galaxies about 30 million light-years away that look like, well, a whale and a hockey stick.

Imaged from a red zone under a fair amount of moonlight. Imaging galaxies during times you should never image galaxies makes me stronger :)



Frank Kane
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The Whale and the Hockey Stick, 


            Frank Kane