(IAAC) Obj: NGC2903 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02242001-00:15EST
Location of site: Clark Creek, NC (Lat 35:35, Elev 0)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117X, 203X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC2903
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 9.0v  size 12' x 5.6'
Position: RA 09:32.2  DEC +21:30
203X - A central brightning shows up as a bar oriented along the major axis with an almost stellar core showing some elongation along the major axis. Dust lanes observed with difficulty. After dark adaptation, cover the observing eye for a minute or two, then quickly look at 2903 and the spiral structure is visable for a moment then fades into a featurless oval with a core. To the north there is 2 streams of stars that almost form a 'V' pointing west, but the apex star is missing.
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