NGC 2403

Alt. Designations: NGC 2403
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 8 mly
Right Ascension: 07h 36m 50.6s
Declination: +65° 36´ 06"
Visual Magnitude: 8.2
Apparent Dimension: 23.4´ X 11.8´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. NGC 2403 is an outlying member of the M81 Group, and is approximately 8 million light-years distant. It bears a striking similarity to M33, being about 50,000 light years in diameter and containing numerous star-forming H II regions. The northern spiral arm connects it to nearby galaxy NGC 2404. NGC 2403 can be observed using 1050 binoculars.