NGC 2903 in Leo

NGC 2903 lies 20 mil­lion light-years dis­tant in the Leo Spur of Galax­ies with a bright­ness of 9.0 mag. It is a mod­er­ately large sys­tem meas­ur­ing 60’000 light-years in dia­met­er. A very bright nuc­le­us punc­tu­ates the galaxy’s short, bright bar.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 720:280:220:220 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

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NGC 2903 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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