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(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC2683 (galaxy) INST: 14.5" Newt fl=1580mm



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 11/06/00 08:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 4.9 zenith, 4.9 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): Just set
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt 
Magnifications: Various from 83-166X Including binoviewer
Filters used: None
Object: NGC2683
Constellation: Lyn
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 9.3x2.2
Position: 08:52 +33:25
Magnitude: 9.8
Personal "rating" this aperture: B/B+
Now this is a nice galaxy! Best viewed around 150x, this edge-on
is clearly seen. It's long arms seems to go on and on, and it did
appear that one arm was a little more pronounced than the other,
but I had a hard time convincing myself of that. The one that 
tapered a little sooner bisected an arc of 14th magnitude stars
making the whole thing look much like a bow and arrow, the stars
being the bow, and the galaxy the arrow. Slow brightening towards
the middle of this edge on, not sudden at all. Highly recommended
due to this juxtaposition with the stars.
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