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Overview of NGC 2903 (ground-based)

Overview of NGC 2903 (ground-based)


Depicts: NGC 2903, IRAS 09293+2143
Copyright: Ryan Branch and Robin Milner/Adam Block/AURA/NOAO/NSF

This ground-based overview image of NGC 2903 was taken with a 40 cm telescope (16 inch), and shows why this spiral galaxy is a favourite among amateur astronomers. The area viewed in detail by Hubbles WFPC2 camera is shown as an outline. Massive spiral arms are connected to the spirals bar. The image is combined from 4 exposures totalling 88 minutes.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Oct-2021 20:33 UT

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