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NGC 4490

Barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

NGC 4490 is a barred spiral galaxy of Hubble type SBcd with extended star forming regions in the constellation Canes Venatici in the northern sky.

NGC 4490
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Object: NGC 4490
Date of exposures: 29.03.2020, 30.03.2020
Exposures: Lum.: 67 x 180", RGB: 137 x 180", Sum: 10,2 hrs.
Telescope: 10'', F4 Newton
Focal length: 1000 mm
Filter: Astrodon LRGB, E-Series
Camera: ASI 1600 MMC Pro
Guiding: Off Axis Guider, Lodestar
Mount: EQ8

It is estimated to be 27 million light years away from the Milky Way and has a diameter of about 50,000 light years. Together with NGC 4485, it forms the interacting galaxy pair Arp 269 or Holm 414, which is connected by a so-called tidal arm that extends into space some 24,000 light years. It is also considered a member of the NGC 4258 group (LGG 290). This pair of galaxies belongs to the class of double galaxies with connected arms.

The supernovae SN 1982F (Type II-P) and SN 2008ax (Type IIb) were observed here. The object was discovered on 14 January 1788 by the German-British astronomer Wilhelm Herschel.

Complete field:

NGC 4490