The Whale Galaxy (NGC4631)

Image of the Whale Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Whale Galaxy is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:56 (PDT), 88° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:05, 89° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:37, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Whale Galaxy (NGC4631)
Object type Galaxy
Part of Arp 281
Other names
The Whale Galaxy
The Herring Galaxy
C 32[3]
NGC 4631[2]
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:9.30 (V) [3]
9.47 (B) [2]
7.53 (J) [2]
6.83 (H) [2]
6.47 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.23
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 San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.



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