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Contains:  M 96, NGC 3368
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M96 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory

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Resolution: 1989x2145

Dates:April 26, 2018

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 16x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 29x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 25.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.21% job: 2033004

RA center: 161.690 degrees

DEC center: 11.826 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.233 degrees

Field radius: 0.224 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Obsevatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


M96...From Wiki.....

Messier 96 (also known as M96 or NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo(the Lion). It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on March 20, 1781. After communicating his finding, French astronomer Charles Messier confirmed the finding four days later and added it to his catalogue of nebulous objects. Finding this object is extremely difficult with binoculars. With a telescope of 25.4 cm (10.0 in) aperture, the galaxy is visible as a 3 × 5 arcminute halo with a brighter core region.

This complex galaxy is inclined by an angle of about 53° to the line of sight from the Earth, which is oriented at a position angle of 172°. It is categorized as a double-barred spiral galaxy with a small inner bulge through the core along with an outer bulge. The nucleus displays a weak level of activity of the LINER2 type. Variations in ultraviolet emission from the core suggest the presence of a supermassive black hole. Estimates for the mass of this object range from 1.5×106 to 4.8×107 times the mass of the Sun.



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