NGC4656-7 - The Hockey Stick
NGC4631 - (Caldwell 32)

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NGC4656-7 - The Hockey Stick
NGC4631 - (Caldwell 32)
Constellation: Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs)
Type: Galaxy
Position: NGC4656
RA 12h44m00s
Dec +32d10m
Magnitude: NGC4656
Exposure: Taken 6-2-08 at the Texas Star Party
21 X 300 Seconds ISO 800
Equipment: Canon 300d (modified)
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor at prime focus
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron guide scope
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in PhotoShop.
Notes: NGC4631 - the largest galaxy in the upper right is being gravitationally
distorted by the small galaxy nearby NGC4627.
NGC4656-7 - the galaxy in the lower left is severly distorted
and is often called the 'hockey stick'.

The locator chart below is rotated 180 degrees from the photo above.
NGC4627 does not appear in the chart.

See the older film version of these objects.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky Astronomy Software

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