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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2683 - Inst: 10" F/10 SCT



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Observer: Jeffrey Edmonds
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4Feb99 0322UT
Location of site: Otter Creek Park, KY (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8.5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/10 SCT
Magnification: 96-147
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2683
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Lynx
Data: mag 9.72  size 9'x1.3'
Position: RA 08:52  DEC 3325:03
Description:
NGC2683 ia a beautiful example of an edge-on spiral. Extending from 
NE to SW, the central buldge is gradual and lends the appearance of 
considerable thickness throughout. Burnham's lists it as "nearly edge-on" 
which might explain the thickness.
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