Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2683
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The UFO Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK24

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Planewave L600

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Software: Planewave PWI3  ·  Planewave PWI4  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS3  ·  Maxim DL6  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

Filters: Astrodon 50mm B  ·  Astrodon 50mm R  ·  Astrodon 50mm L  ·  Astrodon 50 mm G

Accessory: FLI CFW-5-7  ·  Hedrick Focuser  ·  Planewave Delta-T  ·  Planewave EFA


Dates:Jan. 10, 2021Jan. 14, 2021Jan. 16, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon 50 mm G: 6x900" (1h 30') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 8x900" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 12x900" (3h) (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 11x900" (2h 45') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 15'

Darks: 20

Flats: 80

Flat darks: 80

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 10.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.91%

Mean SQM: 21.10

Mean FWHM: 1.90


Astrometry.net job: 4158900

RA center: 8h 52' 44"

DEC center: +33° 25' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.196 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.371 degrees

Field radius: 0.199 degrees


Resolution: 6024x4168

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

December and January skies haven't been great this year – mostly overcast and unsteady.

Fortunately I found a few steady clearings to capture this UFO Galaxy (NGC 2683) which was well-positioned from 9 PM to 5 AM.

The small galaxy at the 9 o'clock position is PGC2030408. I believe it's approximately 800 million light years from Earth.

"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.

It is viewed nearly edge-on from Earth's location in space and is located 20 million light-years away.

Blended light from a large population of old yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core. Starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with the telltale blue glow of young star clusters in this galaxy's star forming regions.

NGC 2683 is rich in globular clusters, hosting about 300 of them, twice the number found in the Milky Way."

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