Updated: 3.15.05

NGC2403 is a very large 18' x 10.1' galaxy sporting a magnitude of 8.4! It is located in the constellation of Camelopardalis. Despite the size and brightness, I found this galaxy a difficult one to process, partially due to the lower surface brightness and fainter outer reaches. The 10" Newt is just on the verge of resolving some of the brighter blue hot stars in the arms, which more time would have accomplished. This was taken at Chiefland.

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10" Homemade Newtonian on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

48x2 mins

f/4 with MPCC

Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor