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Contains:  IC 2421, NGC 2683, The star σ1Cnc
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NGC 2683 - The "UFO" Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory
NGC 2683 - The "UFO" Galaxy

NGC 2683 - The "UFO" Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1516x1008

Dates:Feb. 2, 2019

Frames: 1x298" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 27.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2514644

RA center: 133.239 degrees

DEC center: 33.242 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.462 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.869 degrees

Field radius: 0.875 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory


NGC 2683 is a field spiral galaxy discovered by William Herschel on February 5, 1788. It was nicknamed the "UFO Galaxy" by the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory.

Imaged by Ray Hunt on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-2).



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NGC 2683 - The "UFO" Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory