NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy discovered by William Herschel. It is viewed nearly edge-on from Earth's location in space and is located between 16 to 25 million light-years away. It is receding from Earth at 410 km/s (250 mi/s), and from the Galactic Center at 375 km/s (233 mi/s). The reddened light from the center of the galaxy appears yellowish due to the intervening gas and dust located within the outer arms of NGC 2683.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: RCOS 12.5 Open Truss
Mount: Paramount Me
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Baader LRGB
Luminance: 15x25min
Red: 5x15min
Green: 5x15min
Blue: 5x15min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
17 March 2012
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: CCDStack RGB weights: Aladin/eXcalibrator
RGB combine: CCDStack LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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