• Constellation: Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension: 12h 30m 36.2s
  • Declination: 41° 38′ 38″
  • Distance: 25 ly

NGC 4490, commonly called the Cocoon Galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. A smaller companion galaxy NGC 4485 has interacted with it in the past, creating a distorted galaxy and helping to produce rapid star formation.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: Atik 314l+