A Messier Miss in Leo – NGC 2903

This is one of the better objects missed by Charles Messier in the preparation of his list of objects to avoid when searching for comets. Located in the constellation Leo it is around 31 million light years away and has the luminosity of 19 billion suns. It has been adorned with festive star spikes just for fun. This image was taken with the 11 inch Celestron EdgeHD and is a composite of 20 images taken with RGB filters and processed in Maxim DL and Photoshop. See if you can find two double stars in this photo.

NGC2903

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