Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 2403 is a magnitude 8.9 spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis. It is located 8 million light years
away and is a member of the M81 Group of galaxies. It contains many star-forming regions,
which show up red in the image and young star clusters, which show up as blue.
Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/5.9
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB (color 2x2 bin): Luminance: 45x4 min, R:14x4 min, G:12x4 min, B:11x4 min
for a total of 5.5 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim
DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.