NGC 4490 (and NGC 4485) make a highly distorted pair of galaxies. Located in Canes Ventacti, this pair of galaxies is similar to M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy in that is shows two interacting galaxies. However, unlike M51, these two galaxies have already crossed paths and may not come to meet again. In 2008, a supernova was observed in NGC 4490, the larger of the two. At magnitudes 9.8 and 12.5, respectively, these two galaxies are relatively bright amongst galaxies – but also have a very small More >