NGC 2683

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Description: This galaxy is similar in shape to our own Milky Way and is fairly close as galaxies go. The yellow color of the core is due to a concentration of older stars. The dusty spiral arms, quite evident in this image, are believed to be trailing arms.
Constellation: Lynx
Distance: 16 million light years
Apparent Size: 9' x 2'
Date: 24, 27, & 30 december 2005
Equipment: 12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200
Exposure: LRGB

L: 7 hours

RGB: 90 minutes each