NGC 4490, NGC 4485

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the distorted spiral galaxy NGC 4490 in the constellation Canes Venatici. It has a smaller companion NGC 4485, which is also distorted and can be seen in the same field of view in the eVscope. Both are called together the Cocoon Galaxies.

 

Introduction

The galaxies NGC 4490 and NGC 4485 in the constellation Canes Venatici are connected and are therefore also called "Cocoon Galaxies." Both are spiral galaxies that were distorted by colliding with each other.

NGC 4490      NGC 4485
Size: 4' x 2' (Stoyan)
Distance: 40 million light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)
  Size: 1.5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 40 million light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ---

 

Map

The spiral galaxy NGC 4490 in the constellation Canes Venatici (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

The spiral galaxies NGC 4490 and NGC 4485 in the constellation Canes Venatici (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020, processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020, processed alternatively
         

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020, processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 15, 2020, processed alternatively
         

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021
         

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations March/April 2020

Observations March 2021

 

References

On this Site