M 96

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.

 

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: April 2010
Location: Avren
Exposure Details: L = 120 min, R,G,B = 60 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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