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NGC4631 / NGC4627 - The Whale and Pup Galaxies













  Object Spiral Galaxy, "The Whale Galaxy" (NGC4631), with Elliptical Galaxy, "The Pup Galaxy" (NGC4627), in Canes Venatici
  Telescope (Photo) Celestron 8" SCT OTA @ f/10 on Losmandy G11 Mount
  Telescope (Guiding) Televue 85mm refractor @ f/7
  Camera (Photo) Canon 50D DSLR (Hutech Modified)
  Camera (Guiding) Meade DSI Pro III w/ PHD Guiding
  Exposure Detail Excluded-average combination of 18 images at 300 seconds each, ISO1600; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark, flat dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 3.82; final image processing using Photoshop CS3
  Location Private Property at Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida
(N29.406, W82.860)
  Date 04/16/10