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.
Friday, 02 August 2019 13:34
- Constellation: Canes Venatici
- Right Ascension: 12h 30m 36.2s
- Declination: 41° 38′ 38″
- Distance (Lightyears): 25
- Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
- Camera: Atik 314l+ Mono ccd