M66 (NGC 3627)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Leo 11h20.2 12°59' 8.7' x 4.4' 9 36 Mly

Messier 66 (also known as NGC 3627) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 36 million light-years away in the constellation Leo.

M66 is a member of the Leo triplet

The yellow arrow points to the trace from asteroid 1327 Namaqua. Refer to the M100 page for explanations about asteroid detection.



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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Feb 15, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP