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Area around NGC 2537

About this object

NGC 2537 unusual galaxy in the constellation Lynx. Its also known as ARP 6 and has a nickname of "The Bear Paw Galaxy". It has a peculiar horse show shape and is surrounded by a faint ring of stars. Just to the left of NGC 2537 is the mag 15.4 sprial galaxy NGC 2537A. Below is the needle looking galaxy called IC 2233. Many fainter galaxies to mag 17 sprinkle the field.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV105 Raptor Triplet Refractor with a SFF7-21 Field Flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astronomik Type 2C filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 335:120:120:120
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Nov 09
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