Here is my latest close-up view of this wonderful Galaxy

NGC 2903 is an isolated barred spiral galaxy in the equatorial constellation of Leo,

located about 1.5° due south of Lambda Leonis.

It was discovered by German-born astronomer William Herschel, who cataloged it on November 16, 1784.

It’s one of my favorite Galaxies to hunt down and take a peek at each year! Shining at 9th magnitude,

and is located about 33 million light years away from Earth. It spans about 100,000 light years across.

Note the several smaller background galaxies in the region as well.


TPO 12 inch F4 Newtonian reflector telescope, Baader Coma Corrector, Bisque ME Mount, ZWO 294MC cooled Cmos Camera, L-Pro Filter,

ASI Air, via Wi-Fi to my I-pad, 37 x 2 minute sub exposures, 74 minutes total integration time, from my observatories at JBSPO,

in Yellow Springs, Ohio on 11-25-2022.


Best Regards,

John Chumack