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