Overview of NGC 2903 (ground-based)

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 Hubble's WFPC2 camera is shown as an outline. Massive spiral arms are connected to the spiral's bar. The image is combined from 4 exposures totalling 88 minutes.


Ryan Branch and Robin Milner/Adam Block/AURA/NOAO/NSF

About the Image

Release date:27 February 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0102
Size:618 x 627 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 09293+2143, NGC 2903
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:30 million light years

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