Observing Leo and Leo minor : deep sky.

Very rich in galaxies, there are five Messier’s here. Group 1 is to the middle with M95 / M96 with a dust lane to the nucleus. M105 is nearby , all at 35-40 million light years distant. The Triplet is M65 with a dust lane ,M66 and the elusive NGC 3628. A very easy and pleasing sight from dark skies, not easy from town.

A big heads up for NGC 2903 out from the “sickle”. Similar to our galaxy it’s a lot better than many Messier’s , a wonder that it was not included. I enclose a chart from the S@N magazine with magnitudes added and a list of galaxies here. Good transparency and some aperture will get you results under dark skies,


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