M95: M95 is located in the constellation Leo. It spans some 50,000 light-years and is estimated to be between 35 and 40 million light-years away. It is a member of the M96 group, which also contains M96, M105, and a number of other fainter galaxies. (http://www.maa.clell.de/Messier/E/m095.html)
Other Catalogs: UGC 5850, 3C245
Right Ascension: 10h 44.0m
Declination: 11° 42'
Apparent Magnitude: 9.7
Date: May 2009
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD
Exposure: L:R:G:B = 65:15:15:15 minutes with 5 min subframe
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Additional Comments: Minimal color data in this image. That should be coming early in 2010.
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