NGC 4490, NGC 4485

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy CVn 12h30.6 +41°38' 5.9' x 3.1' 10 40 Mly ???

NGC 4490 (also called the Cocoon galaxy) and NGC 4485, make a beautiful highly distorted pair of galaxies. They are located in constellation Canes Venatici, at a distance of about 40 million light-years.

The pair is also called ARP269, NGC 4485 is North.



Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
May 6, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP Image sampling: .9"/pixel