NGC 2903 in Leo
Updated: May 8, 2019
NGC 2903, is a barred spiral galaxy in Leo. It has a bright center, with very active star formation. Estimated distance is around 29 million light years. I recommend clicking on the image for the larger version.
Imaging telescope: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8
Camera: QHY9M CCD
Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB, Baader 7nm Ha
Mount: AP900 GTO
Guider: Meade DSI Pro II,
Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8
Date: March 10, 14,15,16 2018
Exposure: L: 16x900'' bin1 RGB: 6x600'' bin1 Ha: 6x900''
Total integration: 4 hours