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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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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