Jim Burnell's CCD Images - NGC4631
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Object: NGC4631 (Arp 281)
The Whale Galaxy
Const.: Canes Venatici
Camera: SXV-H9 Scope: Vixen R200SS Mount: Losmandy Titan
Filter(s): IR block Exposure: 8x8m TeleVue Paracorr
The Whale Galaxy NGC4631, also designated Arp 281, in Canes Venatici. A stack of 8 eight minute exposures using an SXV-H9 CCD camera on a Vixen R200SS 8" f/4 Newtonian equipped with a Paracorr. The exposures were calibrated, defect-corrected and stacked using AIP4WIN. This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1392x1040.