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NGC 2403

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NGC 2403, at 50,000 light years across, is about half the size of our own Milky Way galaxy.  It is a fairly typical spiral galaxy and has had several visible super nova events.  

Acquisition Details

LUM = 20x10min
R = 23x10min
G = 33x10min
B = 21x10min

Total = 16hrs 10min


L = 47x10min
RGB = 3x10min each

RGB = 52x3min each

Total = 17hrs 20min

This image was captured in 1 night with my Side By Side refractor setup.


SV152 Refractor @ f/6 Riccardi 0.75x Reducer Starlight Xpress Trius SX694  
Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel Astrodon RGB/Ha Filters Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

R=24x10min  G=22x10min  B=24x10min Ha=12x20min  Total  = 15hrs 40min  

This image took almost 3 months to complete due to the constant winter clouds. Most of the exposures were taken under less than ideal skies. Processed with PixInsight