M95 is a magnitude 9.8 barred spiral galaxy in Leo. M95 is about 29 million light-years away. It was discovered by P. Mechain in March 1781. M95 can be seen in the same field of view as M96 and M105. M95 is part of the Leo Galaxy Group that includes M96, M105, M65 and M66. Charles Messier added it to the last version of his list that was published in 1781.
This is an RGB color composite CCD image taken with an SBIG ST-8XE CCD on a Takahashi FCT-150 refractor at f7. This image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale.
M95 (NGC 3351)
RA: 10h 44m 25s Dec: +11d 39' 33"
April 16, 2006
Image by Sid Leach
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