(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2903 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/15/1999  21.45 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2903
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 8.9  size 12'.6 x 6'.6
Position: RA 09:32  DEC +21:30
Large and bright galaxy just 1.5 south of lambda Leonis and 20' south of a
mag 7 star. 
Very elongated spiral galaxy with a bright middle surrounded by a pretty bright
halo of light gradually fading outwards. Very large at 203X.
I saw no spiral structure.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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