M95 M96 in Leo

M95 and M96 are two spir­al galax­ies in Leo, sep­ar­ated by only 42 arc minutes. North of these two galax­ies, one can find the ellipt­ic­al galaxy M105, togeth­er with NGC 3384 and blueish NGC 3389. Appar­ent size of M95 and M96 is very sim­il­ar, about 7.5′ x 5.0′. Both galax­ies are shin­ing at about mag 9.5.

This wide­field cov­ers an area of about 3.5° x 2.3° and is the first-light image with the CMOS QHY600M-PH cam­era with a 61M sensor. North is up in this image.

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
QHY600M-PH
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 290:140:160:250 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart M95 M96 in Leo

M95 M96 Galaxy in Leo Sky Chart strophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

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