M95 ; TELESCOPE = 17.5 inch f3.23 ; CAMERA =
ST-7E; IMAGE DONE BY = Rusty Fletcher; LOCATION = Seguin
Outdoor Learning Center - Seguin, Texas; DATE (Yr-Mo-Dy) =
2005-12-06 ; TIME (UT) = 10:20:47
; IMAGES STACKED = 7 ;
INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURES = 60 sec
; TOTAL EXPOSURE TIME = 420 sec.
Spiral Galaxy M95 (NGC 3351)
M95 is a member of the Leo I or M96 group. M95 is estimated to be about 38 million light years distant. It is a barred spiral of type SBb, or SB(r)ab according to de Vaucouleurs' classification, with nearly circular arms. Alan Sandage, in the Hubble Atlas of Galaxies, calls it a "typical ringed galaxy".
Right ascension 10 : 41.3 (hours : minutes) Declination +11 : 58 (degrees : minutes) Distance 38 million light years. Visual magnitude10.4