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NGC 4631 (Herschel 265) - Whale Galaxy

NGC 4631 (Herschel 265), also known as Whale Galaxy, is a galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. NGC 4631 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9.3, and can be viewed with large binoculars.

NGC 4631 is also listed in the Caldwell Catalog as C32.

      1. Herschel #:
      2. 265
      1. NGC:
      2. 4631
      1. Name:
      2. Whale Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. galaxy
      1. Caldwell reference:
      2. C32
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.3
      1. Season:
      2. Spring
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 42.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. +32° 32'

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