||At a distance of 20 million light years away NGC 2903 is a very bright spiral galaxy in Leo. It is interesting to note that Messier missed this galaxy in his searches of Leo. As with most face-on spiral galaxies it is easy to see the dust lanes and emission nebulae (pink regions). One of our images of NGC 2903 was used by the European Space Agency as a ground based image (example) for an Hubble Space Telescope image. Please click HERE to see this page. The bottom image is a recent high-resolution attempt of this detailed galaxy.|
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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