NGC2903 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Sunday, February 22, 2009
by Craig & Tammy Temple 
NGC2903 is a young, barred spiral galaxy in Leo. At magnitude 8.9, it is remarkable that Messier didn't catalog this galaxy. This image is just over 3.5 hours total exposure time, taken over 2 nights, February 16 and 19, 2009 in Hendersonville, TN. The temperatures were 35° F & 29° F, respectively.

  • Celestron C8 SCT at f/6.3
  • Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, Guided with Orion 80ED
  • Canon 350D (self-modded) w/2" Baader UV/IR cutoff filter
  • 63 x 210s @ ISO 1600
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