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]
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
LRGB 620:100:120:80 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart UFO Galaxy (NGC 2683) in Lynx
Image created by Skychart
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