NGC 2613 is a 7,2' × 1,8' large galaxy in the tiny constellation of Pyxis.Its brightness is about 10.4mag by a real distance of about 65 million lightyears.
It is a Sb-type spiral galaxy and it resembles in its shape our own milky-way.
The little galaxy nearby (down left) is labeled as PGC 23977.
RA: 08h 33m 22,84s
Decl.: -22° 58′ 25,2″
LRGB L=18x1200s RGB=8x1200s each,total 14.0 h, south is up, seeing 0.8-1.2" 80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI PL 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
this is a view at 85% of the CCD-imagefiied.Click into it for a full-resolution picture:
this is a detailed look at the galaxy´s centre:
here you can find a look at ESO´s Very Large Telescope (VIMOS)