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starquake
sage


Reged: 02/02/08

Loc: Nádasdladány
NGC 2403
      #6425856 - 03/24/14 02:44 AM

This galaxy was a big surprise for me (actually, as I always decide what to observe on the go and never check out the candidates before, objects are always a surprise for me). I must admit, that I've never heard about this object before and being so close to the showpiece pair of M81/82 does not really help to get its well deserved attention. It's large, it's bright, it has obviously visible features - this spiral galaxy is nearly as spectacular as M51 and clearly looks better than most of the nearby Messier galaxies.

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?


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: starquake]
      #6426683 - 03/24/14 02:49 PM

Ferenc,

Very good sketch of NGC 2403 ,

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6427579 - 03/24/14 11:19 PM

Ferenc,

Yes this is a fine bright one. Very nice sketch.

Frank


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6427911 - 03/25/14 06:54 AM

Nice sketch. Interesting detail. Thanks for sharing.


Ken


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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6428115 - 03/25/14 09:37 AM

Yep nice sketch Ferenc.

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!


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youngamateur42
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Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: La Verne, CA
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: mike73]
      #6428219 - 03/25/14 10:53 AM

Excellent sketch, I had not seen this one before, next clear night I'll give it a look

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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #6428461 - 03/25/14 01:13 PM

Superb ! A good deal for our next cloudylessnights
Michel


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Michael & Louise
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Reged: 06/02/08

Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6430784 - 03/26/14 05:34 PM

Very nice sketch Ferenc. Should add this one to my observing list.

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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: NGC 2403 new [Re: Michael & Louise]
      #6432424 - 03/27/14 02:22 PM

Feri,

Very nice sketch....as always ..


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