M65

Observed:  Points: 10

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General Info

TypeSpiral Galaxy
ConstellationLeo
Right ascension11h18'55.900''
Declination+13°5'37''
Magnitude9.300
Distance35,000,000ly
Size8 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC3623, M65
Discovered 1780 Charles Messier

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M65

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

I couldn't believe it, but I had found the Leo triplet! M65 was one of the 3, and one of the 2 smaller rounder looking galaxies. What can you say really about a galaxy this magnitude in a small scope in light polluted skies? A small, dim smudge. What made this smudge special though was that it happened to be very close to 2 others...

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