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NGC2903



NGC 2903 and NGC2916 in Leo. Evostar 80ED on AVX unguided. 48x 60 sec at ISO 1600. Canon EOS 500D. 

NGC 2903 is an isolated barred spiral galaxy in the equatorial constellation of Leo, positioned about 1.5° due south of Lambda Leonis. It was discovered by German-born astronomer William Herschel, who cataloged it on November 16, 1784. 
Distance to Earth: 30.66 million light years
Distance: 30.4 Mly (9.33 Mpc)
Size: 100,000 ly (diameter)
Apparent size (V): 11′.48 × 5′.25
Constellation: Leo
Apparent magnitude (V): 9

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