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Messier 66

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galaxy
Messier 66 (catalog)

brightest galaxy in Leo Triplet
NGC 3627Arp 16MCG +02-29-019UGC 6346PGC 34695


Position (epoch J2000)[1]
Constellation Leo
Position Ra 11:20:15.1
Dec +12:59:28
DSS images

10' · 20' · 30' · 45' ·

Appearance[1]
Messier 66 by André Hartmann.jpg
Photo by André Hartmann, 150/2250 Coudé refractor, FOV:34'x23', 26 February 2012, Berlin Archenhold Observatory
Messier 65, Messier 66 by Vedran Vrhovac.jpg
Messier 65 (lower left) and Messier 66 (uper right)
Sketch by Vedran Vrhovac, Dobson 300/1500, 143, 10.5 mm Hyperion, FOV:30 ', 20 ', 29 January 2008, LM: 6.2
Apparent mag. 9
Surface brightness 12.8
Size 9.1' x 4.2'
Position angle 173 °
Class Sb II
Dreyer's description  B vL mE 150° mbM 2 st np


Other
Notes
List:Galaxies in Leo
Map: RA 11.625, DEC 11.25Edit this infobox

Messier 66 is a galaxy in Leo, member of Leo Triplet galaxy group.

How to find it[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Telescopes up to 70mm, binoculars up to 50 mm, and finders[edit]

Telescopes 71mm - 100mm (2.8" - 3.9"), binoculars 51mm - 70mm[edit]

Telescopes 101mm - 141mm (4" - 5.5"), binoculars 71mm - 100mm[edit]

Telescopes 141mm - 177mm (5.6" - 6.9")[edit]

Telescopes 178mm - 234mm (7" - 9.2")[edit]

Telescopes 235mm - 305mm (9.25" - 12")[edit]

Telescopes 306mm - 381mm (12.1" - 15")[edit]

Telescopes above 15"[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historic NGC and IC by Wolfgang Steinicke (version Nov. 20, 2006.)

Links[edit]

W.pngikipedia has an article on Messier 66