Contains: NGC 2905, NGC 2903
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NGC 2903 - The Missing Messier

Technical card

Resolution: 3072x2047

Dates: Feb. 9, 2018

Frames: 180x450"

Integration: 22.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.83% job: 1962441

RA center: 143.041 degrees

DEC center: 21.500 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.631 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 127.831 degrees

Field radius: 0.323 degrees

Locations: New Mexico Skies Remote Observatory, Mayhill, New Mexico, United States


Beautiful Leo Galaxy. It remains a mystery how Messier could have missed something so spectacular. Note that the actual image acquisition times are 144 300sec RGBs binned 2x2 and 36 600sec Lums, binned 1x1.



Jim Morse

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NGC 2903 - The Missing Messier, 


        Jim Morse

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