M 95

M   95

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M95 is face on magnitude 10.7 ringed galaxy and one of the brightest galaxies in the constellation Leo. Its prominent central bar, clumps of HII star forming regions, and distinctly brownish hue was captured in this image with a total exposure time of 9.8 hours.



Coordinates       :

Leo 10h 44’ +11deg 40’

Date Imaged       :

March 14 – 17, 2007

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5? f8 Starfire

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

LRGB = 260:165:90:75 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines