as of 10/22/2021 10:05 p.m.
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|Size||8 arc min|
|Catalog Designations||NGC3623, M65|
|Discovered||1780 Charles Messier|
The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!
The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.
The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.
Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.
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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