M95 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Thursday, February 26, 2009
by Craig & Tammy Temple
Messier 95, is a magnitude 11.00 barred spiral galaxy about 38 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It is one of three galaxies that form the Leo Galaxy Group. This image is just over 5 hours of exposure time taken over 3 nights, February 14, 15 and 16, 2009. The temperatures were 36° F, 36° F and 33° F, respectively. Also visible below and to the right, is very faint (magnitude 16.23) galaxy PGC031984.

  • Celestron C8 SCT at f/6.3
  • Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD
  • Guided with Orion 80ED using PHD
  • Canon 350D (self-modified) w/2" Baader UV/IR cutoff filter
  • 21 x 180s & 69 x 210s @ ISO 1600
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