NGC 4651, also known as the Umbrella-Galaxy, located in the constellation of Coma Berenices, shows a wonderful example of tidal star streams. Millions of stars from the main galaxy were gravitationally stripped from a smaller satellite galaxy. The visible star stream has a size of more than 50.000 lightyears.
Find another image of NGC4651 that was created having a remarkable cooperation between the amateur astronomer R Jay Gabany and professional astronomers HERE.
Constellation: Coma Berenices
distance: about 60-80 mio. lightyears
total size: 2,6x1,7 arc-min
L = 16x1200s
R = 7x1200s
G = 7x1200s
B = 7x1200s
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Astrodon LRGB Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile
Processing: Volker Wendel, Johannes Schedler (south is up)
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