Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4627  ·  NGC 4631  ·  NGC 4656  ·  NGC 4657
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The Whale Galaxy, 


            Mostafa Metwally
The Whale Galaxy
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The Whale Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 8 inch orion astrograph OTA

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro (Mono) ZWO ASI 1600 MM- Pro Mono

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX VX Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5 Guidscope

Guiding cameras: Orion star shoot auto guider Auto guider

Focal reducers: Baader MPCC Mark II

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  pixinsight


Accessory: ZWO EFW 31mm

Dates:June 21, 2019

Frames: 190x180"

Integration: 9.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.84%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2755080

RA center: 12h 42' 6"

DEC center: +32° 31' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.487 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.191 degrees

Field radius: 0.667 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1454

Locations: Home, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


The Whale Galaxy in LRGP and Ha
Hockey stick galaxy also seen
9.5 hours total integration


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Whale Galaxy, 


            Mostafa Metwally