M 95 Galaxy

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About this Image

The close-up on M95 shows a barred spiral of type (R'2)SB(r,nr)ab with nearly circular arms and with a nice blue ring of a star forming zone. The distance to M 95 as part of the Leo I group is approx. 35 million light years.
Find more information about the Leo I group here.
North is up.

Find the wide field image of M 95, M 96 and the M 105 group here.


Technical Details


16" cassegrain in secondary focus at f/10 for L files
color used from f/3 image

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M at -30C, internal filter wheel
Filters Astronomik LRGB
Date Mar 20, 2006
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5 sky, good seeing, temperature -2 C
Exposure LRGB = 120:90:90:90 minutes (10-minute sub-exposures);
Processing Image aquisition and calibration in Maxim 4.11, DDP in ImagesPlus; color balance, curves, color blending in Photoshop; Noise reduction with Neatimage