UFO Galaxy (NGC 2683) in Lynx

NGC 2683 is an SA type galaxy with a a real dia­met­er of about 38’500 lightyears, first dis­coverd by Wil­helm Her­schel 1788. From earth, at a dis­tance of 19 mil­lion lightyears, it appears as a 9.1 x 2.7 arc minutes object, shin­ing at mag 9.7. Its tiny nuc­le­us is centered in a pea­nut-shaped bulge, which lower parts are covered by dense clouds of dust.

NGC 2683 is a mem­ber of the Leo Spur of Galax­ies with renowned mem­bers like NGC 2841 and NGC 2903.
[descrip­tion from O’Meara and NED]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
SBIG STL-11000M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 620:100:120:80 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

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NGC 2683 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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