NGC 2403- Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

NGC 2403 (also known as Caldwell 7) lies approximately 8 million light years away in the constallation of Camelopardalis, the giraffe. It is part of the M81 group of galaxies. It spans 50,000 light years, half that of the Milky Way. Many large star-forming regions are evident. It bears a resembance to M33 in this regard.


Telescope: TS-Optics 10in. f/5 Newtonian
Camera: Modified Canon 650D; ISO 1600
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding: QHY-5L-II M on 60mm guide scope

30 @ 5 min.


Images were focused using camera's live view with a Bahtinov mask. The subframes were captured, aligned, and combined with ImagesPlus. The composite image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Shot from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 4/17/2020.

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