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 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.
|NGC2683 / Galaxy, type SA(rs)b II-III|
|R.A.||08h 52m 40.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+33° 25' 02" (2000.0)|
|Distance||30 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||-|
|Other IDs||UGC4641, MCG6-20-11|
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.