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Leo

C40/NGC 3632, A Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C40 (NGC 3626and NGC 3632) Spiral Galaxy 11h 20m 04s +63° 25′ 16″ Leo +11.0 2.9×1.9 arcmin Overview The fortieth object on Sir Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalog list is this tough spiral galaxy 2.5° from the bright star Zosma (Delta Leonis) in the constellation of Leo. William […]

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M65 and M66, Spiral Galaxies in Leo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M65 (NGC 3623)M66 (NGC 3627) Spiral Galaxies 11h 18m 56s11h 20m 15s +13° 05′ 35″+12° 59′ 30″ Leo +9.1+8.9 7.6×2.0 arcmin10×4.6 arcmin Overview We’re taking these two galaxies together because they’re so close to each other. Along with a third galaxy, NGC 3628, they are known as

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M59 & M60, Elliptical Galaxies

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M59 (NGC 4621) Elliptical Galaxy 12h 42m 02s +11° 38′ 50″ Virgo +9.6 4.5×3.2 arcmin M60 (NGC 4649) Elliptical Galaxy 12h 43m 40s +11° 33′ 10″ Virgo +8.8 6.8×5.5 arcmin Overview We’re tackling these two galaxies together because they are so close to each other that we

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NGC 2903, Galaxy in Leo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 2903 Mixed Spiral Galaxy 09h 32m 10s +21° 30′ 06″ Leo +8.8 11.9 x 5.3 arcmins Overview We’re finishing our Leo galaxy-fest with this beautiful little world near the head of the Sickle asterism. Yet another William Herschel discovery, this galaxy was first viewed through a

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M105 and Leo I Galaxies

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M105 Elliptical Galaxy 10h 47m 50s +12° 34′ 54″ Leo +9.3 4.9 x 4.3 arcmins NGC 3384 Elliptical Galaxy 10h 48m 17s +12° 37′ 46″ Leo +9.9 5.2 x 2.4 arcmins NGC 3389 Spiral Galaxy 10h 48m 28s +12° 31′ 59″ Leo +12.0 2.7 x 1.2 arcmins

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