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Contains:  NGC 4656, NGC 4657
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NGC 4656 Crowbar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon
NGC 4656 Crowbar Galaxy
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NGC 4656 Crowbar Galaxy

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Dates:May 23, 2020May 25, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Gen 2 L 36mm: 36x120" (gain: 99.00) -16C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 80x120" (gain: 99.00) -16C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 8.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3566193

RA center: 12h 43' 58"

DEC center: +32° 10' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.443 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.516 degrees

Field radius: 0.251 degrees


Resolution: 3282x2436

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

NGC 4656/57 is a highly warped barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici and is sometimes informally called the Hockey Stick Galaxies or the Crowbar Galaxy. The galaxy is a member of the NGC 4631 Group. A Luminous Blue Variable in "super-outburst" was discovered in NGC 4656/57 on March 21, 2005.
(Wikipedia)

Note the lovely little spiral galaxy just above NGC 4656.

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Jerry Macon
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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NGC 4656 Crowbar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jerry Macon