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NGC 2403 is a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis. It is about 50,000 light years in diameter and is about 8 million light years away. Its blue color and H2 regions bear a striking resemblance to M33.

January 27-30, 2012
Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)
Camera: SBIG ST-8300M
Mount: AP900 GTO
Luminance: 24x10 minutes (binned 1x1)
Red: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2)
Green: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2)
Blue: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2)

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Comment by Marc Basti on February 3, 2012 at 2:58am

It's rare you ever see this galaxy done very well. This is up there w/the best. Marc

Comment by Philip A Cruden on February 2, 2012 at 9:04pm

Beautiful Bernard, once again another stunning image

Comment by Steve Coates on February 2, 2012 at 5:48pm
Excellent work.
Comment by Bernard Miller on February 2, 2012 at 4:39pm

Thanks Mike. I was goign to add some Ha but I think the Ha regions are fine as is. I think if I enhance them they could overwhelm the image.

Comment by Mike Sidonio on February 2, 2012 at 12:04am

HII regions look lovely, a wonderful galaxy image there Bernard

Mike

Comment by Mike Sidonio on February 1, 2012 at 11:58pm

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