Distance30.6 ± 4.6 Mly
(9.4 ± 1.4 Mpc) SimilarWilliam Herschel discoveries, Other celestial objects
NGC 2903 is a field barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away 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. NGC 2903 has a very high speed of creating new stars in the central region.