Messier 95 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 95, also known as NGC 3351, is agalaxy of type SBb in the constellation of Leo. It has a diameter of ~60,000 light-years. In the top image, the galaxy to the east is Messier 96 and the galaxies to the northeast are Messier 105, NGC 3371 and NGC 3389. The top and bottom images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 70 degrees on 29 December 2016. 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