NGC-2683

NGC-2683 Spiral galaxy in Lynx

NGC-2683

NGC-2683 is a fine, edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Lynx, approximately 5 degrees west of the 3rd magnitude star Alpha Lynxis, and about 1 degree north of 5th magnitude star Sigma Cancri. NGC-2683 is sometimes called "The UFO galaxy". It is the brightest galaxy in the constellation of Lynx and visually and photographically it is a fine sight. NGC-2683 lies 30 million light years from Earth and is 122,000 light years in diameter. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1788.
This image, acquired on January 13, 2016, is a 1 hour 24 minute integration of 6 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.