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NGC4631 - The Whale Galaxy


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That's not a Whale its a Crocodile 😀

Nicely done Chris 👍

Interesting point -- The bright bit in the centre of his body a few years back used to be really red so it has faded a lot over the years.

I wonder if it means the galaxy is slowing down as it moves away from us causing a reduction in the red shift.

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.... or just my processing 😉 I did shoot 4hrs of Ha on this but couldn’t get it to stack. There is a line of Ha objects running the length of the galaxy I would love to add if I can get this sorted

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I don't thinks so Chris.

You have red in your image so it would be there.

I have seen other recent images of it and they are red free as well

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