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 Cambridge , Whale Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:39, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:38, 80° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:31, 55° above your western horizon.

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Name Whale Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Herring Galaxy
C 32
NGC 4631
Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:9.30 (V)[2]
9.78 (B)[1]
6.83 (H)[1]
7.53 (J)[1]
6.47 (K)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.59
Hubble type:SBcd
Right Ascension:12h42m [1]
Declination:+32°32' [1]
Distance:6.0 Mpc
19.7 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-19.61

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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