- Location: Spain
- Camera: Atik 4000
- Optics: GSO RC10
- Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
- Filters: Baader LRGB
- Exposure: L 86 x 1200s 1×1, RGB 23 x 600 2×2 each
It was discovered on 11th August 1882 by Wilhelm Tempel and was included in Halton Arp’s “Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies”. NGC2633 is located in the constellation of Camelopardalis and is classed as a Spiral galaxy of the 12th magnitude. It is thought to be about 100 million light years away, which was backed up with the redshift distance measurement of 90-110 million light years and approximately 65 thousand light years across.
Shown clearly in this image are two lanes of Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN) that are made up of low density dust and particles. They are illuminated by the residual light of our galaxy. IFN are huge swathes of soft nebulous filaments that extend to the high galactic latitudes of the Milky Way. While IFN was first photographed on an optical plate at the Palomar Observatory in 1965, the huge extent of it wasn’t known for some time, largely due to the difficulty in photographing it as it’s so dim.
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