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NGC 2683

This spiral galaxy is viewed nearly edge-on from our perspective. The reddened light from the center of the galaxy appears yellowish due to thousands of light years of intervening gas and dust in the outer arms of this galaxy. The core just just be glimpsed through the last wall of dust in the center. NGC 2683 is a nearby galaxy at a distance of 16 million light years away. Other notable edge-on galaxies include: M104NGC 4565, and NGC 891.

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Last Updated: 12-Mar-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The AO unit was used to acquire this image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 75 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Doug Matthews/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF