NGC2683 in Lynx

 

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Description: This edge-on spiral galaxy shows structure and detail in its arms.  Note the HII regions along the lower edge.  This object is nicknamed the "UFO galaxy", because of its appearance.
 
Exposure Data: 2/10/2004.  LRGB: 30x3mL, 8x3mR, 8x3mG, 8x4mB. RGB binned 2x2.
-20C, .59 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired via Sequencer II and CCDSoft, reduced and aligned in Mira, Combined in Sigma, L 2 iterations in CCDSharp, DDP in Maxim, LLRGB combine, curves, levels and other processing in Photoshop.
 
Optical System: 14.5 Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/6.4, ST-10XME NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, Paramount ME.  Unguided!
 
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