Observed:  Points: 10

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as of 11/27/2021 12:22 a.m.

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General Info

TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right ascension11h20'15.100''
Size8 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC3627, M66
Discovered 1780 Charles Messier

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Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

M66 is part of the Leo Triplet, the three galaxies I unexpectedly found. Really, the three of them look like a smiley face with M65 and M66 forming the eyes and NGC3628 looking like the mouth. This is a very pretty sight in the eyepiece. I'm glad I looked for them.

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