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NGC 2683: Spiral Edge-On

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zorg.ch
#57719 by @ 28.11.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
NGC 2683: Spiral Edge-On


Explanation:

This gorgeous island universe, cataloged
as
NGC 2683
, lies a mere
16 million light-years distant in the northern constellation
Lynx.

A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen
nearly edge-on in
this
cosmic vista
, with more distant galaxies
scattered in the background.

Blended light from a large population of old yellowish stars forms
the remarkably bright galactic core.

Starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted
with the telltale pink glow of
ionized hydrogen gas from this
galaxy's star forming regions.




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zorg.ch
#57725 by @ 28.11.2004 15:05 - nach oben -
ich dachte immer es gäbe keine Ecken im universum.
zorg.ch
#57726 by @ 28.11.2004 15:32 - nach oben -
sicher scho. hat eine hinter jeder ecke.
zorg.ch
#75256 by @ 15.06.2005 12:31 - nach oben -
wiso isch äs apod äs pic of the day?
zorg.ch
#75259 by @ 15.06.2005 12:53 - nach oben -
Well s Apod i dä Gallerie lit und s POFD alli Galleriebilder aluägät.
zorg.ch
#75686 by @ 20.06.2005 22:08 - nach oben -
frog: was isch s'bewertigskriterium für äs POFD? dä zuäfall?
zorg.ch
#75688 by @ 20.06.2005 22:32 - nach oben -
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