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Messier 105
Messier 105
Credit: NASA, ESA

M105 (NGC 3379)

Messier 105 (NGC 3379) is an elliptical galaxy located in the constellation Leo in the Leo I Group of galaxies. M105 is 36,600,000 light years away from Earth.

M105 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.2, and can be viewed with small telescope. M105 is 5.4' x 4.8' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. elliptical galaxy
      1. Constellation:
      2. Leo
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 3379
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 10.2
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 5.4' x 4.8'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 36,600,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 10h 47.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 35'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Leo I Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.