NGC 4631

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy CVn 12h42.1 +32°32' 15.1' x 3.3' 9.5 30 Mly

NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of about 30 million light-years.

The small galaxy above NGC 4631 is NGC 4627, a nearby companion dwarf elliptical galaxy.


NGC 4631

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 23, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x600
R,G,B 600
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP