Antilhue - Chile

NGC 2613 in Pyxis
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Image Data

Designation NGC 2613
Object type Sb type spiral galaxy
Coordinates 08h33m,  - 22°58'
Constellation Pyxis (Pyx)
Description For such an appealing and at mag 10.4 relatively bright object, NGC 2613 is seldom imaged and rather unknown.  It is located about 60 million light years away towards the southern constellation of Pyxis (The Compass).  The field of view is about 7 x 11 arcminutes with north towards the upper right corner.
Exposure LRGB 60:45:45:45 min @ -15°C, RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8, Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB Filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 21Mar2004 - 02:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 6, Temperature +16°C