Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2683
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NGC 2683, 


            Richard Pattie
NGC 2683
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NGC 2683

Acquisition details

Feb. 12, 2015
18×300(1h 30′)
1h 30′
Avg. Moon age:
22.49 days
Avg. Moon phase:

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 542649

RA center: 08h52m38s.2

DEC center: +33°2334

Pixel scale: 4.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -76.006 degrees

Field radius: 0.502 degrees

Resolution: 674x569

File size: 135.7 KB

Locations: Home, Laguna Woods, CA, United States


The so-called "UFO" galaxy in the Constellation Lynx is 10-25 million ly distant and larger than our Milky Way. I wanted to see if I could get this at all with my AT65 and G3. The G3 CCD is much more sensitive than my T3i DSLR. Captured in monochrome, a little color added in Photoshop.

Seeing what is known to be a super massive galaxy as a mere wisp among a field of stars gives a profound sense of size and distance.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 2683, 


            Richard Pattie