NGC2903

64. NGC2903


NGC 2903  RA: 9h 32.2'  Dec: +21 30'   Leo (Leo)

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NGC 2903 is a field barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel who cataloged it on November 16, 1784. NGC 2903 has a very high rate of star formation in its central region. NGC 2905 is a bright star cloud within this galaxy.NGC 2903 is part of the Virgo Supercluster.
 

Image Information

Location Fingal ON
Date Apr 29 2011
Optics Celestron 9.25 SCT
Filters f/6.3 Reducer
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon/Hutech T1i
ISO 1600
Subexposures 9
Exposure Length 240
Guider SBIG ST-4/WO 66SD
 

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