Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4627  ·  NGC 4631  ·  PGC 42772  ·  TYC2531-1648-1  ·  TYC2531-2068-1  ·  TYC2531-2144-1  ·  Whale Galaxy
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NGC 4631, the Whale galaxy, 


            Salvatore Iovene
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NGC 4631, the Whale galaxy

Acquisition details

May 5, 2013
5×1800(2h 30′)
115×300(9h 35′)
Baader UV/IR CUT Luminance (CMOS-Optimized): 31×900(7h 45′)
19h 50′
Avg. Moon age:
25.23 days
Avg. Moon phase:

RA center: 12h42m10s.19

DEC center: +32°3221.1

Pixel scale: 2.456 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.244 degrees

Field radius: 0.270 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 620x491

File size: 136.5 KB

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain


Another cooperation between [url=/users/samueldl]Samuel Diaz Lopez[/url], [url=/users/mcgillca]Colin McGill[/url] and yours truly.

Unfortunately, this time I could not contribute any data, but my setup is finally working fully, so I will for our next works.

I did process this, though, entirely in PixInsight 1.7.

The image was acquired between the end of April and the beginning of May 2013, and consists of about 19 hours of integration time.