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(IAAC) Obj: ngc2903 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5



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Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Apr 2001   23:40 UT
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 32x 100x 200x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): ngc2903
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBbc
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 9.0  size 12.0'
Position: RA 09:32  DEC +21:29
Description:
A very bright Galaxy with a definite stellar core: surprising that this
one isn't in Messier's list considering the number he got in Virgo, and
that several of his Objects are actually far more difficult! This
galaxy is also part of the Herschell 400 list.
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I saw no detail in the arms, just a smooth brightening towards centre.
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