Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2683 (Galaxy in Lynx)

Date & Time: Jan 30 2004, from 23:43 to 23:56 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC2683 / Galaxy, type SA(rs)b II-III
R.A.08h 52m 40.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+33° 25' 02" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.3×2.2'
Radial VelocityN/A
Distance30 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies-
Other IDsUGC4641, MCG6-20-11
CGCG180-17, PGC24930
NGC2683 is a spiral galaxy lying between constellations of Lynx and Cancer. You can find it about 6 degrees west of alpha Lyn, the southernmost star of Lynx, or 5 degrees north of iota Cnc, the northernmost one in Cancer.
The galaxy has a visual brightness of 10.4 and a long axis of about 9 arc minutes. You're appreciating the galaxy being nearly edge-on, detectable as a dimmed line of light through medium-sized telescopes. But the galaxy is a bit slanted differs from the case of NGC4565, large telescopes can catch arms coiled up and central bulge. And this image shows you the galaxy being somewhat bended. The galaxy of NGC2683 can be said that it's almost only one deep sky object included in a minor spring constellation of Lynx.



Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
To top page To Deepsky in Spring index Lynx