M95

Observed:  Points: 10

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General Info

TypeSpiral Galaxy
ConstellationLeo
Right ascension10h44'57.700''
Declination+11°42'13''
Magnitude9.700
Distance38,000,000ly
Size4.400 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC3351, M95
Discovered 1781 Pierre Mechain

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M95

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

I did not believe my luck finding the Leo triplet in such bad light pollution, but I suppose my eyes could be better than I had thought. Inspired, I decided to check out the other group of galaxies in Leo, closer to the center of his belly. That's where I found M95. A small, nearly imperceptible smudge of galactic light.

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