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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Galaxy, NGC2903
Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size1.14 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified11-Feb-11 18:27
NGC2903 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

NGC2903 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

About this Object:
NGC 2903 is a barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel who cataloged it on November 16, 1784. NGC 2905 is a bright star cloud within this galaxy.

About this Photo:
Date(s): February 5, 2011
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F6..5
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Exposure: 9 x 600s @ ISO1600 (90 Minutes total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 40º F