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Messier 65 (NGC3623) Facts

Messier 65 (NGC3623) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Messier 65 (NGC3623) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 41,000-42,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Leo.

It is referred to as M(65) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3623) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 11:18.9 (R.A.) and +13:05 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 8x1.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M65,NGC3623) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(11:18.9), Dec(+13:05) and its distance is calculated 41.000-42.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 8x1.5.

Fact File

NameMessier 65 (NGC3623)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id65
NGC Id3623
Right Ascension11:18.9
Distance (Lt.Yr)41,000-42,000 kly
Apparent Dimension8x1.5
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererCharles Messier
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

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