- Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Below is a close-in crop of the galaxy:
Moravian G4 camera w Astrodon Gen II filters
Astro-Physics AP155EDF Refractor w Robofocus
24/13/21/14 x 10 min for each of LRGB
Paramount MX guided w ST-402 and Borg 60mm achromat
Image acquisition via CCD-Commander and TSX
Processing in PixInsight and PS CC 2021
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NGC 4244, also known as
Caldwell 26, is an edge-on loose spiral galaxy in the constellation
Canes Venatici, and is part of the M94 Group or Canes Venatici I Group,
a galaxy group relatively close to the Local Group containing the Milky
Way. In the sky, it is located near the yellow naked-eye star, Beta
Canum Venaticorum, but also near the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4151 and
irregular galaxy NGC 4214.
With an apparent V-band magnitude of
10.18, NGC 4244 lies approximately 4.3 megaparsecs (14 million light
years) away. A nuclear star cluster and halo is located near the centre
of this galaxy.
Captured March 2021