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NGC 3623

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM65
NGC/IC NumberNGC 3523
Right Ascension11h 18m 56s
Declination+13° 5' 32"
Distancec.41,300,000 light years
c.12,700,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.16
Absolute: -21.39
DiameterApparent: 7.6'
Actual: 93,200 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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