Messier 96 (or NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 31 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781, and later catalogued by Charles Messier. Member of so-called M 96 Group, which includes also galaxies M 95, M 105, NGC 3384 and NGC 3389.
|Optics:||ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8|
|Mount:||ASA DDM 85|
|Filters:||Astronomik LRGB filter set|
|Exposure Details:||L = 120 min, R,G,B = 60 min. each|
|Processing:||PixInsight, Photoshop CS|