M95, M96 a group of galaxies in the constellation Leo

Photo Details:

Telescope: TEC140 f/5.2

Camera: QHY695A

Mount: Paramount MyT

Exposure: (LRGB) 14h L 65x300s R 40x300s G 32x300s B 31x300s, binx1

Date and place: 03.2020 Observatory E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

This picture shows Messier’s galaxies of M95 (left), M96 (right), positioned between forelegs and hind legs of Leo. M95 is a spiral galaxy with a visual diameter of 5 arc minutes, arms are coiled up around the nucleus. M96 is also a spiral with almost same size as M95, you can detect two undeveloped arms stretching in east-west direction. Both galaxies are lying about 33 millions light years away, forming a small-scaled galactic cluster with neighbored dimmed galaxies.