Messier 65

22. Messier 65


Messier 65  RA: 11h 18.9'  Dec: +13 05'   Leo (Leo)

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Messier 65 (also known as NGC 3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. Along with M66 and NGC 3628, M65 forms the Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies.
 

Image Information

Location Fingal ON
Date April 12 2009
Optics SV102ED
Filters None
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon 350D
ISO 800
Subexposures 4
Exposure Length 420
Guider SV NH2/ST-4
 

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