Messier 65, Arp 16 and Arp 317  (North Up, East Left)
Messier 65, also known as NGC 3623, is a galaxy with classification SAB(rs)a in the constellation of Leo. It has a diameter of ~80,000 light-years. It forms one of the “Leo triplet”, also known as Arp 317, the other two members being Messier 66 (NGC 3627) to the east-southeast and NGC 3628 (Herschel 207) to the north-norheast. The small galaxy to the extreme west- southwest is NGC 3593, also known as Herschel 203. The images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 27 March 2017. The fields of view of the top and bottom images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020