The Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631)

Posted by dass717
on Friday, March 19, 2010

by Dave Lassiter


At a distance of 22 million light years, it has a true linear diameter of 94,000 light years and a mass of 50 billion suns. Photo taken from Harrisburg, Pa. on March 17, 2009. 14" LX 200 @ F 3.3 and DSI 3 camera. Companion galaxy NGC 4627 is to the lower right.

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