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.

Please login to post comments


  • Observed with: Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
  • Seeing: average
  • Light pollution: poor