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At The Eyepiece object of the Night is Caldwell 7 / NGC 2403

4 Apr 2020, 03:00 UTC
At The Eyepiece object of the Night is Caldwell 7 / NGC 2403
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Our At The Eyepiece object of the Night is Caldwell 7, or NGC 2403 if you prefer. I switched up my setup for galaxy season, as I also want to utilize the telescope for lunar and planetary this summer. The scope if my old faithful, Celestron 8" SCT with a Celestron 6.3 Reducer/Corrector. Spacing is very important for ALL reducers, and I'm happy with the results, as stars are quite acceptable to out our edge.Caldwell 7 (also known as NGC 2403) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is an outlying member of the M81 Group,[2] and is approximately 8 million light-years distant. It bears a similarity to M33, being about 50,000 light years in diameter and containing numerous star-forming H II regions.[3] The northern spiral arm connects it to the star forming region NGC 2404.[2] NGC 2403 can be observed using 10×50 binoculars.[2] NGC 2404 is 2000 light-years in diameter, making it one of the largest known H II regions, even larger than Tarantula Nebula in Large Magellanic Cloud. This H II region represents striking similarity with NGC 604 in M33, both in size and location in galaxy.Information Courtesy of WikiPediaThe bottom most capture below is ...

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