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.
Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III
LRGB 290:140:160:250 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart M95 M96 in Leo
Image created by Skychart
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