NGC2403 galaxy

NGC2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). Quite similar in view to famous M33 galaxy, but placed much more far away (about 8 million light years from here). It contains many star-forming HII regions. Can be spotted under dark sky with 10×50 binoculars. The galaxy was discovered by William Herschel on November 1st, 1788. Galaxy NGC2304 is a member of M81 galaxy group.

Image was taken with Meade ACF 10″ telescope and QHY163M camera. It is 50×3 minutes of luminance under suburban sky. Both seeing and transparency were mediocre. 

NGC2403 galaxy in Camelopardalis

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