NGC 2903
DSS image of NGC 2903
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 2903, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 2903

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  8.9
Size  12.6' x 12' @ 17°
Right Ascension  9h 32' 10.1"  (2000)
Declination  21° 30' 3" N
Constellation  Leo
Description  cB, vL, E, gmbM, r, sp of 2
Classification  SBbc
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 12, 2018    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 102x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Bright, easy to find off εLeo, oval with an almost stellar core

Andrew Cooper
Feb 10, 2013    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Large 6' x 3' extended nort-south, a brighter central region about 1' across, no other noted detail

Andrew Cooper
Nov 17, 2009    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 95x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Bright galaxy with a stellar core within an oval halo, 2:1 north-south, no detail noted in halo

Andrew Cooper
Jan 18, 2004    Sentinel, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Big, bright, distinct core in a bright halo, much mottling in the halo, elongated 2:1 north-south, classic inclined spiral galaxy, a trace of spiral visible at either end with averted vision

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Long, with two nuclei, rather faint. H., equal. h. and D'A., f very faint. [p is NGC2905] E. of Rosse, oblique spiral, resolved.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
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NGC 2903