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M66

Messier 66 (also known as NGC 3627) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 36 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M66 is about 95 thousand light-years across[3] with striking dust lanes and bright star clusters along sweeping spiral arms. M66 is part of the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies that also includes M65 and NGC 3628.

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Bagged By: Martin Crow
Instrument: 80mm Equinox ED Refractor @ f6 with Canon 400D, 8 x 60s
Details: Note M65,M66 and NGC 3628 are all in the image


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