Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:44 AM
So after you've seen M81/82 and want to check out some nearby exotics, you shall not look for M106 or M108 or definitely not the overhyped M101, but NGC 2403.
This is how I've seen it through a 12" telescope on a fine - but not perfect - night:
I'd be happy to see your comments or NGC 2403 observations here. Or perhaps it was so unknown only for me?
Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:19 PM
Yes this is a fine bright one. Very nice sketch.
Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:37 AM
Agreed about M108 but a little harsh on M101 and M106 maybe?
I found NGC 2403 very similar in appearance to M33, quite diffuse with many Ha regions. Lovely galaxy!
Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:53 AM
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