NGC 2683 (UGC 4641) Galaxy in Lynx

Located at: RA 08 hours 52 minutes 41 seconds, Dec +33 degrees 25 minutes 03 seconds

Size: 10.5' x 2.5' Magnitude: 10.6 blue Class: SA(rs)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  370 minutes (37 x 10 minute subs), 03/7/8/12/2014; seeing 2.7-5.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: I am posting these two night of imaging. As the moon moved too close for imaging, I moved away from the moon to continue imaging NGC 2261. The second night (8th) had worse seeing and more moon in the sky. Still having periods of high clouds and wind (with poor seeing), but this object is bright enough for a decent image with this little exposure.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2683
NGC 2683 = UGC 04641 = MCG +06-20-011 = CGCG 180-017 = PGC 24930
08 52 41.4 +33 25 14
V = 9.8;  Size 9.3x2.2;  SB = 12.9;  PA = 44d

13.1": very bright and impressive, very large, nearly edge-on 4:1 SW-NE, 
8.0'x2.0', halo is broadly concentrated.  Mottled or dusty near the core but no 
distinct nucleus.

- by Steve Gottlieb