NGC 4656

With the moon now bright at first quarter and transparency very average I decided to try for NGC 4656 (The Hockey Stick Galaxy). This is close to The Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631) with which it is believed to be inter-reacting thus causing the bizarre appearance. Another one to try again under better conditions. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 5x 8 minute + 5x 10 minute exposures @ iso800 with CLS in DSS, CS2, Photobrush & XAT.

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