NGC 2903 – Leo

NGC 2903

NGC 2903

From a distance of almost 30 millions of light year, lurking among the stars of Leo, the elegance of the barred spiral of NGC 2903 is astonishing. The central core of this realm of stars shows some hot spots, believed to be young globular clusters. It was discovered by W. Herschel on 16 Nov. 1784. It is showing an exceptional star formation activity.

The high-res image above was taken with the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. 15, 300-seconds images were averaged: images were unguided, trusting the robotic Paramount ME mount hosting the optical tube. The image scale is 0.9″/pixel

Back to “Galaxies” page

Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images showing the stunning 19 Feb. 2019 Supermoon above Rome, images of the Tiangong 1 and International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!

donate now (you can adjust the amount later)

You can also order our 2019 Calendar, featuring our unique images of the stars above the legendary monuments of Rome!



You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.