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Messier

M84, M86 Galaxy Pair in Virgo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M84 (NGC 4374)M86 (NGC 4406) Elliptical Galaxies 12h 25m 04s12h 26m 12s +12° 53′ 14″+12° 56′ 45″ Virgo +9.0+8.8 7.4×6.4 arcmin11.5×8.4 arcmin Overview We’re taking these two galaxies together because they’re so close to each other, comfortably both visible inside the same 1° field of view. Not surprisingly,

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M67, Open Cluster in Cancer

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M67 (NGC 2682) Open Cluster 08h 53m 44s +11° 48′ 00″ Cancer +6.9 25.0 arcmin Overview Sometimes known as the King Cobra or Golden Eye Cluster, M67 was discovered by Kohler in sometime between 1772 and 1779. Messier recorded it for himself in April 1780. Messier was

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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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