NGC 2903

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Description: William Herschel was the first to record this galaxy in 1784. It is notable for starburst formations in its nucleus and, as recently found, in an outer ring. Some of these starburst areas are visible as reddish/pink knots in the above image.
Constellation: Leo
Distance: ~28 million light years
Apparent Size: 12' x 6'
Date: 2,4,5 march 2006
Equipment: 12" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200
Exposure: LRGB: 315-40-30-30 minutes (Astrodon)