Russell Croman Astrophotography  



Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403

About This Photograph

Situated about 8 million light-years away in the far northern constellation of Camelopardalis ("giraffe") lies this spiral galaxy. Like many such galaxies, it has numerous active star-forming regions marked by the tell-tale reddish clouds scattered along its arms. The arms are further traced by hot, blue giant stars, recently emerged from their own stellar nurseries.


Technical Details

Optics:PlaneWave 14" CDK
Mount:Paramount ME II
Filters:Chroma R, G, B, and 3nm H⍺
Dates/Times:5 January - 6 February 2021
Location:RC-Astro North Observatory at New Mexico Skies
Exposure Details:RGB = 17.75 hours, H⍺ = 9 hours
Acquisition:MaxIm DL 6, ACP Expert
Processing:PixInsight, Photoshop