NGC 2403 – TEC140

NGC 2403 is a spiral galaxy located about eight million light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis in the Northern hemisphere.  It is an outlying member of the M81/M82 group.  You will note that it bares a striking resemblance to M33 and contains huge HII star forming regions.  NGC2403 is much smaller than our own galaxy, being only about 50000 light years in diameter as opposed to about 120000 light years for our own Milky Way galaxy.  It is not known why a smaller galaxy like this should have such huge HII regions that dwarf those of our own, larger galaxy.

NGC 2403
NGC 2403

Image Technical Data

Imaged from my backyard, March 2019, in Nottingham, UK.  I used my TEC 140 refractor with Atik 460 CCD camera and Astrodon LRGB filters.  Image acquisition data, everything binned 1×1

Luminance 29 x 600s; Red 12 x 300s; Green 12 x 300s;  Blue 12 x 300s

NGC 2403 Annotated
Annotated Version
NGC 2403 inverted
Inverted Version

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