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Messier 65
Messier 65 Leo Triplet
Credit: NASA, ESA

M65 (NGC 3623) - Leo Triplet

Messier 65 (NGC 3623), also known as the Leo Triplet, is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo in the M66 Group of galaxies. M65 is 35,000,000 light years away from Earth.

M65 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.3, and can be viewed with small telescope. M65 is 8.7' x 2.5' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Leo Triplet
      1. Type:
      2. barred spiral galaxy
      1. Constellation:
      2. Leo
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 3623
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 10.3
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 8.7' x 2.5'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 35,000,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 11h 18.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 13 6'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. M66 Group

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