Friday, December 15, 2017

imaged the Whale (Halifax)

It's been a while. Between student projects and bad weather, I've not received any BGO images for some time. I added NGC 4631 aka The Whale to the queue back on 25 Nov. The robot finally imaged the peculiar galaxy in Canes Venatici. A RASC Finest NGC target. A fantastic sight.

RASC Finest galaxy The Whale in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

NGC 4627 is the little galaxy above (north). Together they are known as Arp 281.

First viewed on 5 May '13.

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Wikipedia link: NGC 4631.

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