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Photographer:

kevin.boucher@comcast.net

Email:

kevin.boucher@comcast.net

Location of Photo:

Gardner Massachusetts

Date/Time of photo:

This photo was taken over the course of 3 nights starting on 5/13/2020

Equipment:

10" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien on an Astro-Physics 900GTO mount. SBIG 8300M camera with a CFW5 filter wheel. Guiding with Lodestar X2 using ONAG.

Description:

This is a picture of NGC 4631 (Whale Galaxy) which shows many star forming regions within galaxy, and tidal tails expanding perpendicular to galaxy due to gravitational interaction with either a companion dwarf galaxy or the larger NGC 4656.

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