M65, NGC3623


About this image

M65 is a spiral galaxy of type Sa in the constellation Leo. At a distance of about 35 million light-years, M65 apparently forms a triplet with its neighbors M66 and NGC3628, as seen in this lower resolution but wider field image. This image was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on the night of December 19th 2002 UT. Image size 7.9x11.9 arc minutes.

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