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Messier 95
Messier 95
Credit: NASA, ESA

M95 (NGC 3351)

Messier 95 (NGC 3351) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo in the Leo I Group of galaxies. M95 is 32,600,000 light years away from Earth.

M95 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 11.4, and can be viewed with small telescope. M95 is 3.1' x 2.9' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. barred spiral galaxy
      1. Constellation:
      2. Leo
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 3351
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11.4
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 3.1' x 2.9'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 32,600,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 10h 43.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 11 42'
      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.