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#1 WadeVC

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:30 AM

Finally after what seemed like forever and a day, I started to digitize some sketches from earlier this month.

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.



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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:37 AM

Wade,

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.

Links to NGC 2903;
http://www.seds.org/.../ngc/n2903.html
http://www.noao.edu/...vers/n2903.html
http://apod.nasa.gov...d/ap010321.html
http://apod.nasa.gov...d/ap070706.html

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:00 AM

Wade, great to see you back and feeling yourself again!!

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 :waytogo: !

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:11 PM

Good sketch Wade. Your effort puts it on my list to look at. Roland

#5 frank5817

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:25 PM

Wade,

Great sketch of this bright lonely galaxy.:waytogo: Good to see you back after your recent illness. Stay well.

Frank :)

#6 rodelaet

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:26 PM

Wade,

How time flies, I remember observing this one during spring last year.

Excellent sketch. I like the subtle arms in your sketch.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:02 PM

Wade, that's an excellent sketch! I'm not a galaxy observer, but after the sketches that I'm seeing in this forum, they will be a certainly target!

Rogerio

#8 WadeVC

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:25 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!! :D


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