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A whale of a galaxy June 3, 2006

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

Credit:

Warren Keller

Description:

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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