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 Fairfield , Whale Galaxy is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:20 (EDT) – 3 hours and 51 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 24° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:05.

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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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