Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:30 AM
NGC 2903 is a nice looking Spiral Galaxy found in the constellation Leo...a constellation that holds many great galaxies; and NGC 2903 is no exception. This is a fairly large, bright galaxy that shows some structure of the arms and a bright core.
Unlike many fainter galaxies, NGC 2903 is easily spotted and observed without averted vision...but averted vision will allow for some finer details to emerge. Surrounded by a fairly rich starfield, NGC 2903 is a must-see for those looking for galaxies that present themselves as more than a faint fuzzy in the EP.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:37 AM
I am glad to see you posting your observations once again. I hope that you have recovered from your recent illness. This is a very interesting barred spiral galaxy in Leo. Thank you for sharing it with us all. I look forward to your future observations.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:00 AM
Spectacular job here on NGC 2903 - how Messier missed this one is beyond me - but it sure is a showpiece object - and one of my go-back-to objects - whenever it is up !
Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:11 PM
Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:25 PM
Great sketch of this bright lonely galaxy. Good to see you back after your recent illness. Stay well.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:26 PM
How time flies, I remember observing this one during spring last year.
Excellent sketch. I like the subtle arms in your sketch.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:02 PM