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Name: NGC 2613
Description: Spiral Galaxiy
Position (J2000): RA 8hr 33m 22.82s Dec -22° 58' 25.22"
Constellation: Pyxis
Distance: 85 million light years
Visual magnitude: 10.4
Angular dimensions: 7.2 '× 1.8'
Field of view: 10.19 x 7.76 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 44.8° right of vertica
Image Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne and      C. Féron l
Release date: December 3, 2009
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

NGC 2613 is a rarely imaged spiral galaxy located about 60 million light years away towards the southern constellation of Pyxis (the mariner's compass). It is thought to resemble our own Milky Way. It was discovered by William Herschel on November 20, 1784.

This image is based on data acquired with the 1.5-meter Danish telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, through three filters (B, V, R).