NGC4631 Whale Galaxy

NGC4631 Whale Galaxy by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.

Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire.

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter.

Edge on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation canes venatici.

Also captured the small companion galaxy NGC 4627.

Cropped this image to highlight this galaxy.

Increased exposure times to fifthteen minutes to capture as much detail as possible.

Data collected on three nights. 1st, 2nd & 4th April 2017.

LRGB image with 6 hours 45 minutes of data. 17 x Lum 6 x Red 6 x Green 6 x Blue 15 minute exposures.