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NGC 2903
Object Information:

Spiral galaxy NGC 2903

NGC 2903 is a really nice looking spiral galaxy in the constellation of Leo that is seen not quite face-on. It is estimated that NGC 2903 is only 20 million light years away.

Image date:

February 6, 2008

Exposure Information:

Luminance data:Sum of 23 six minute images - total exposure time = 138 minutes,
Color data: 2x2 binned at 40 minutes per color channel

Imaged at:

Anza-Borrego Desert, San Diego County, California,

Equipment:

Optics - RC Optical Systems 10" Ritchey-Chretien at f/9
Mount - Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera - SBIG ST-10XME