NGC 4656 in Canes Venatici
NGC 4656 is an irregular barred spiral galaxy, similar to the Small Magellanic Cloud in Tucan. We see NGC 4656 merely 10° from edge on. NGC 4656 is a large system, with a physical diameter of 91’000 light-years. It belongs to the Coma-Scultpr Cloud of galaxies.
The image is a classical LRGB with North at 4 o’clock.
[description from O’Meara]
Finder Chart NGC 4656 in Canes Venatici
Image created by Skychart
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