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Spiral galaxy M65

Die Spiralgalaxie M65 is in the constellation Leo (Leo).

M65

Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra (α):11h18.9m, Dec (δ):+13° 05'

Visual magnitude: 9,3m
Distance from the galaxy M65 to the Sun is 32,8*106 light years
Angular size: 10'×3'
Class: Sa
External dimensions the galaxy M65 are about 94000 light years.

Discoverer: Pierre François André Méchain, 01.03.1780 year.

The designation M65 in other catalogs: NGC 3623

Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M65, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/6-D/3. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.

The best month for observing M65 is April. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.


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Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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