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

ngc4631ngc4656.jpg (37172 bytes)
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: 40 minutes on hypered Tech Pan. Hoya K2 yellow filter.
Equipment: Orion 120ST f/5 OTA on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Guided with SBIG ST-4 on a Celestron guidescope.
Processing: Curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Notes: NGC4631 - the largest galaxy in the lower left is being gravitationally
distorted by the small galaxy nearby NGC4627.
NGC4656-7 - the galaxy in the upper right 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 newer digital version of these objects.

Locator Chart

ngc4656chart.gif (3138 bytes)
Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

[Home]     [Deepsky Index]     [Galaxy Index]     [Astrophoto Index]