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NGC 2403

About this object

NGC 2403 is a rather large galaxy in the northern constellation Cameopardalis. It never rises too high from S. Florida but I thought I would image it anyways since the skies were fairly dark and I cant reach this object from home due to tree's. NGC 2403 is roughly 10 million light years distant and is thought to be 50,000 light years in diameter. It looks very similar to Messier 33 with many star forming regions shown in red. This image is comprised of about 12hrs of exposure time taken over 5 nights during the Star Dust Ranch star party. The image above is a crop of a larger image. If you look at the full resolution view you can also see many other faint galaxies peppering the image.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS130 refractor at 655mm Focal Length
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 683
  • Filters: Astrodon LRGB, 5nm Ha
  • Exposure (sec): HaLRGB: 150:150:170:110:140
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: SDR star party Okeechobee, FL
  • Sky: Typical SQM 21.4,
  • Date: March 2019
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