Spiral Galaxy M95 (NGC 3351), type SBb, in Leo
RA 10 : 44.0 (h:m); DEC +11 : 42 (deg:m): Distance 38 million light years;
Visual Brightness 9.7 (mag); Apparent Dimension 4.4x3.3 (arc min).
M95 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". Its overall appearance is quite similar to M91 except that M95 has more pronounced spiral structure.
M95 is a member of the Leo I or M96 group, which also contains M96, M105 and a number of fainter galaxies
Source and more: SEDS
April 1, 2009 20:30 - 21:23 UT.
Imaged with LX200 10-inch f/10 telescope with 0.33 Focal Reducer operating at f/4.06 [focal length 1015mm], ATK16IC camera, Astronomik Lum filter.
Exposures: Lum 2x120s + 1x180s + 5x300s [1x1]; unguided.
April 5, 2006 21:14 - 21:32 UT.
Imaged with LX200 10-inch f/10 telescope with 0.33 Focal Reducer operating at f/4.06 [focal length 1015mm], Vesta Pro-SC3a b/w RAW mode, Baader Infra Red Blocking Filter.
31 autoguided exposures of 30 seconds.