Whale Galaxy NGC 4631
Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:45 AM
4631 Was pretty bright through my 12" f/4 dob at 150x. The shape was very typical and a few foreground stars were visible. 4627 Could be seen, although much fainter and smaller than 4631. The orientation was difficult to see. Finally a 6mm Orthoscopic eyepiece (200x) showed the north-south orientation
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:24 AM
Lovely sketch, you can really see why it is called the whale galaxy from this drawing.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:36 PM
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:11 PM
Very careful work capturing the eyepiece view so nice.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:40 AM
Thank you for sharing this excellent observation of the Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631) in Canes Venatici. You have captured it's appearance very nicely in the eyepiece field.