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A whale of a galaxy June 3, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Deep Space, People, Space Fotos.
NGC 4631


Warren Keller


Warren Keller captured the galactic pair NGC 4631 and NGC 4627, located in the constellation Canes Venatici. NGC 4631, also known as the Herring Galaxy and Whale Galaxy, is a huge edge-on spiral galaxy, which is apparently distorted by its small elliptical companion, NGC 4627.

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