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At The Eyepiece Tonight - NGC 2903

16 Jan 2016, 16:00 UTC
At The Eyepiece Tonight - NGC 2903
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I REALLY like this galaxy!  NGC 2903 has some fantastic detail, and it was viewed with just a simple 30 second exposure. Shared live on my NightSkiesNetwork channel At The Eyepiece on January 5th.Residing in the constellation Leo, its currently high enough in the east to deserve some scrutiny around 10 PM local time.  It is a barred spiral of magnitude 9.7, so its fairly bright for a galaxy. What is so interesting is all the subtle detail in the arms, which in our grab above you can clearly see. Just look at distinct bridge of dust, gas and stars that cross the central bulge. No doubt too are the rich Ha regions sprinkled about in the outer arms. Wow, what a sight!Below are some finder charts so that you too can get NGC 2903 at the eyepiece of your own telescope!  I would LOVE to hear about your observing session for this galaxy, so be sure to leave a comment and don't forget to subscribe!  See you next time, At The Eyepiece.

I REALLY like this galaxy! NGC 2903 has some fantastic detail, and it was viewed with just a simple 30 second exposure. Shared live on my NightSkiesNetwork channel ...

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