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
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
Mar 1, 1780
Nebula discovered in Leo: It is very faint and contains no star.
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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