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NGC 2685

This galaxy is located about 40 million lightyears away in the constellation Ursa Major. It is a rare polar ring galaxy.

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Last Updated: 12-Mar-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The AO unit was used for this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 3x3

Green = 20 minutes binned 3x3

Blue = 40 minutes binned 3x3

Minimum credit line: Bob Birket and John Evelan/ Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF