M66 (NGC 3627) - Leo Triplet
Messier 66 (NGC 3627), also known as the Leo Triplet, is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo in the M66 Group of galaxies. M66 is 35,000,000 light years away from Earth.
M66 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 8.9, and can be viewed with binoculars. M66 is 9.1' x 4.2' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.