Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4500  ·  NGC 4627  ·  NGC 4631  ·  NGC 4656  ·  NGC 4657  ·  NGC4627  ·  NGC4631  ·  NGC4656  ·  NGC4657  ·  Whale Galaxy
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NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 - The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 - The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies

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NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 - The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 - The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 1100 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:March 5, 2021

Frames: 121x120" (4h 2') (gain: 160.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 2'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 4319245

RA center: 12h 42' 58"

DEC center: +32° 21' 52"

Pixel scale: 0.588 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -128.850 degrees

Field radius: 0.555 degrees


Resolution: 5689x3704

Locations: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

A galactic whale goes for the Stanley Cup! We took this shot on our recent dark-sky trip to Palo Duro Canyon. The Whale and the Hockey Stick Galaxies.

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NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 - The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge

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