M 95 Galaxy in Leo

M95 (NGC3351) is a 11.4mag bright galaxy in Leo with an apparent size of 3.1´x 2.9´.It is one of several galaxies within the M96 Group, a group of galaxies in the constellation Leo. The group also includes the Messier objects M96 and M105.The group´sl distance from us is about 35 million light-years.


RA:     10h 43m 57.7s
Dekl.:     +11° 42′ 14


80cm f/7 AstroOptik corrected Cassegrain, Astrodon LRGB filters, FLI Proline PL-16803 CCD camera, remotely controlled from CTIO/UNC Chile

Integration time: LRGB (L=20x1200s, RGB=7x1200s each) ergo a total time of 13.5hours

Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken




here is a close-up of M95 (NGC3351):


have a look at the result taken with the VLT (ESO)


Last modified on Sunday, 11 October 2015 23:46

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