Messier 96 (M 96)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galaxies M 96 in the constellation Leo.

 

Introduction

The galaxy M 96 in the constellation Leo is part of a galaxy quartet (the M 96 group). All these galaxies are, however, difficult to find in light-polluted skies, as I also had to find out.

Size: 3.5 x 3 (Stoyan)
Distance: 40 million light years
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

The galaxy M 96 in the constellation Leo as well as the neighboring galaxies M 65 and M 66

 

My Own Observations

Observations Spring 2017

I approached M 96 in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau in April 2017 with the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS on the GoTo mount.

 

References

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