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M65

NGC 3623

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM65
NGC/IC NumberNGC 3523
ConstellationLeo
Right Ascension11h 19m 46s
Declination+13° 0' 7"
Distancec.41,700,000 light years
c.12,800,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.3
Absolute: -20.2
DiameterApparent: 8.7'
Actual: c.110,000 light years
Hubble TypeSABa weakly Barred Spiral
Optimum VisibilityMarch / April
NotesAn intermediate or weakly barred spiral galaxy characterised by a bright central nucleus and dark lanes of material within its spiral structure, M65 forms part of the small galactic group known as the Leo Triplet.

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