A barred spiral in the
constellation Pyxis (The
Compass), this is a
seldom imaged galaxy,
though it's not that dim
(mag 10.4).

Estimates are that it is
approximately 60
million lightyears distant.
16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Planewave 200 HR
Apogee U9 imager
SBIG 402 guider
Astrodon Series I LRGB


 30min x 40, 1x1
15 min x 36, 1x1
G=  15min x
32, 1x1
B=  15 min x
36, 1x1

Data acquired at
with Maxim/ACP

Processed with CCD
Inspector, PixInsight,  
and Adobe PS.
              NGC 2613 in Pyxis
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