The Whale Galaxy

On 2019-03-30, from Dângău Mare, I imaged the Whale galaxy, a well known target. I used my N 150/750, Baader MPCC Mark III, Canon 1100D mod, HEQ5 setup, with the IDAS LPS D2 filter in place, and captured 26×4 minutes at ISO 3200. It was surprisingly easy to process the resulting images.

C 32, NGC 4631, Arp 281 [galaxy in CVn] Whale Galaxy, Bálna-galaxis, Herring Galaxy, Herring Nebula 9.1m ø15.5′

The bright companion to the left is

NGC 4656 [galaxy in CVn] Image it together with the Whale galaxy 10.2m ø15.1′ [wiki] [simbad] 750mm

And the Whale’s “breath” is

NGC 4627, Arp 281 [galaxy in CVn] 12m ø2.6′ (tovább…)