NGC 4631 – CVn
NGC 4631, also known as “The Whale”, was discovered in 1787 by W. Herschel. Its distance in estimated in 30 millions of light years.
Here, it was imaged with the Planewave 17 unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. A total of 15 exposures, with 5 minutes of integration each, were averaged. Images were unguided, completely trusting the Paramount ME mount. The CCD camera is a SBIG STL-6303E. The image scale is of 1.05 “/pixel.
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