The Whale Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Whale Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Whale Galaxy is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:40 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:14, 81° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:08, 31° above your western horizon.

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Name Whale Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Herring Galaxy
C 32[3]
NGC 4631[2]
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
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.






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