M95 - NGC 3351

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, February 7, 2021
M95 (NGC 3351, UGC 5850, PGC 32007 and others) is a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 32 million light-years away (https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/2019/11/aa34553-18.pdf) in Leo.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12:10:16x300s – 60:50:80 minutes each – binned 2x2

430 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 10 minutes

Imaged January 17th and February 5th and 6th, 2021 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/50920389641/sizes/l/

Four asteroids were captured on the evening of January 17th - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/50920451297/sizes/l/.

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