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 NGC 2683 Edge-On Spiral Galaxy 

NGC 2683 Core
ARP Object ??

This elegant island universe is cataloged as NGC 2683. It lies a mere 16 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Lynx. A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in the cosmic vista. Blended light from a large population of old, yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core. Their starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with NGC 2683's young blue star clusters.The many more distant galaxies scattered through the background appear as fuzzy, extended sources. . [Text adapted from APOD]

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Optics: GSO RC 10" F8 2000mm - Astrograph Ritchie-Chrétien
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO on Gemini Q-Lock tripod
Camera: ATIK 4000LE with SX USB Filter Wheel
Filters: Baader LRGB 2"
Guiding Systems: SXV-AO-LF Active Optics - SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 13/14/15 March 2012
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 450:110:110:110 = > (30x15):(11x10):(11x10):(11x10) Color Bin2 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -20 °C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, Perseus
Processing: CCDStack2+, Registax 6, PS CS5
Mean FWHM: 2.24" / 3.12 "
SQM-L: 20.68 / 21.01