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Contains:  NGC 4731
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NGC4731, 



    
        

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NGC4731

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Dates:May 4, 2019

Frames: 42x600"

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2898437

RA center: 12h 51' 5"

DEC center: -6° 28' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.928 degrees

Field radius: 0.248 degrees


Resolution: 1731x1737

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

This barred spiral galaxy NGC 4731 is about 65 million light-years away in the Virgo Cluster. Its spiral arms have undergone distortion by gravitational interaction with NGC 4697, which is out of sight below the bottom of this frame. The small galaxy to the right of NGC 4731 is the irregular galaxy 4731A

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