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Name / Constellation

NGC 2683

Other: UGC 4641; PGC 24930; Gc 1713; CGCG180.017; MCG+06-20-011

Lyn

Coordinates AR: 08h 50m 41sec - Dec: +33° 25' 20"
Optics Richtey-Chretien Officina Stellare 10"@F8 Carbon Truss
Camera-Mount SBIG ST10XME/CFW10/AO8/VSI Zerotator/Remote Guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Astrodon LRGB TruBalance (Gen 2)
Exposure
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 13 x 900 sec - 3 hours 15 min
  • 5 x 600 sec - 50 min
  • 5 x 600 sec - 50 min
  • 5 x 600 sec - 50 min
  • UNBINNED
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) - 20 feb (L) & 14 apr (RGB) 2015
Seeing 2" @ 0.71 arcosec/pixel unbinned
Note This is the latest image using AO8 and Off Axys Guide/Rotator
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Commander
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5 -
Comment

Discovered by W. Herschel on 5 february 1788 it was nicknamend "UFO Galaxy" by AMPO. It's located between 16 and 25 Mly away and has apparent mag 10.6. Apparent size is 9.3' x 2.2'. Recent research suggest it may be a barred spiral galaxy, not well visible due to its high inclination. NGC 2683 is rich in globular cluster hosting about 300 of them, twice the number found in Milky Way.