NGC 2403

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Object data of NGC2403

Object type: galaxy (Sc)
Size: 23.4' x 11.8'
Magnitude: 8.9 mag
Constellation: Cam
Distance: 10 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC2403 is a member of the M81 group of galaxies. This galaxy has a morphology similar to the nearby Sc galaxy M33. NGC2403 is well known for it's big number of bright HII regions, as seen clearly in the above image. The brightest HII region got a NGC number: NGC2404.

Exposure data

Date: 2009-01-25 + 03-21
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1139mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 2x2
Exposure time: L 24x12m / R 11x12m / G 11x6m / B 11x6m
Exposure time total: 9h 12m
Notes: Very good seeing during luminance exposure