Friday, 17 January 2014

Whale Galaxy and Crow Bar galaxy

This was take in mid January from my back garden observatory with my sky watcher 200p and canon 350d. 
Exposure time for each shot was 40 seconds
ISO was 16000

Totall of 80 shots stacked with darks flats and bias shots in deep sky stacker and processed in photoshop.

Fact file...
NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. This galaxy's slightly distorted wedge shape gives it the appearance of a herring or a whale, hence its nickname. Because this nearby galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth, professional astronomers observe this galaxy to better understand the gas and stars located outside the plane of the galaxy.

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