NGC 2903

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NGC 2903
NGC 2903 GALEX.jpg
An ultraviolet image of NGC 2903 taken with GALEX.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 09h 32m 10.1s[1]
Declination +21° 30′ 03″[1]
Redshift 556 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance 30.6 ± 4.6 Mly
(9.4 ± 1.4 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.7[1]
Characteristics
Type SB(s)d[1]
Size 100,000 ly (diameter)
Apparent size (V) 12′.6 × 6′.0[1]
Other designations
UGC 5079,[1] PGC 27077[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 2903 is a field[3] barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel who cataloged it on November 16, 1784. NGC 2905 is a bright star cloud within this galaxy.[2] NGC 2903 has a very high speed of creating new stars in the central region.

NGC 2903 is part of the Virgo Supercluster.[4]

NGC 2903 spiral galaxy using 32 inch Schulman telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2903. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Distance Results for NGC 0026". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  3. ^ Materne, J. (April 1979). "The structure of nearby groups of galaxies - Quantitative membership probabilities". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 74 (2): 235–243. Bibcode:1979A&A....74..235M. 
  4. ^ "Nearby Groups of Galaxies". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 

Coordinates: Sky map 09h 32m 10.1s, +21° 30′ 03″