The Whale Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Whale Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Seattle , Whale Galaxy will become visible around 21:38 (PDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 55 minutes after the Sun at 01:10.

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Name Whale Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Herring Galaxy
C 32
NGC 4631
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:9.30 (V)[3]
9.78 (B)[2]
7.53 (J)[2]
6.83 (H)[2]
6.47 (K)[2]
B-V Color (mag):0.59
Hubble type:SBcd
Right ascension:12h42m [2]
Declination:+32°32' [2]
Distance:6.3 Mpc
20.6 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-19.70




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