M65 - NGC 3623
DSS image of M65
Overlaid DSS image of M65, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around M65
h 1486, GC 3321, MCG+02-29-018, UGC 6328, PGC 34612, SDSS J111855.91+130532.3

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.3
Size  8.32' x 2.14' @ 174°
Right Ascension  11h 18' 55.9"  (2000)
Declination  13° 5' 32" N
Constellation  Leo
Description  B, vL, mE 165, gbMBN
Classification  SABa
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Feb 10, 2013    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

A large bright galaxy, about 6' x 2' elongated north-south, a 1' bright central region is the only notable detail, M66 is visible 20' east while NGC3628 is about 35' north

Andrew Cooper
Feb 28, 1998    Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Nice pair in the field, appears to be nearly edge-on

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Two rather faint objects, elongated visually in different directions, in a low power field, with several stars. s (M66) rather the larger and brighter; D'A., 'magnifica;' 6'x2'. The other resolved in centre. L.P. both spiral.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917

Charles Messier
Mar 1, 1780    

Nebula discovered in Leo: It is very faint and contains no star.
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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