NGC 2403 is well placed

2015 Jan 15

Dominic Ford – originally published on

NGC 2403, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis, will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +65°35', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 4°S.

From London (click to change), it will be very well placed – it will be close enough to the north celestial pole that it will be high above the horizon all night.

At magnitude 8.9, NGC2403 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The precise position of NGC2403 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC2403 07h36m50s +65°35' Camelopardalis 8.9 22'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

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