Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 95 (NGC 3351)

Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo      RA 10h 43m 58s  Dec +11d 42m 14s

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Adrian Brown collected the data for this image of M95 on the 25th, 26th and 27th of March 2012 using his Celestron 5" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain, an ATK16HR CCD camera and Astronomik Luminance and CLS light pollution filters. It is comprised of 37 x 5 minute exposures. The image also captures supernova SN 2012aw, the position of which is marked in the second version of the photograph below.