(IAAC) Obj: NGC2683 - Inst: 56CM, f:4.1, StarMaster

Observation Poster: jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04062002/23:52EST
Location of site: Clark Creek, NC (Lat 35:35:53, Elev Sea Level)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f:4.1, StarMaster
Magnification: 1`20X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC2683
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Lynx
Data: mag 9.8v  size 9.2' x 2.6'
Position: RA 08:52.8  DEC +33:24.8
120X-NGC2683 is a long thin streak with a suddenly brighter linear core with a grainulr apperance. The halo is bright in the central area, but fades to almost invisability toward the extreamities. A foreground star is superimposed on the halo near the western end and 3 stars form a stream nearly normal to the major axis of the galaxy just west of center. No dust lane or stellar nucleus was observed.
220X-The core is mottled and illdefined, but there is no detectable dust lane.
No stellar nucleus. The object is a pretty sight.
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