The Leo Triplet (Galaxy)

Image of Leo Triplet
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Leo Triplet is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:50, 60° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:42, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name Leo Triplet
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 66
NGC 3627
Magnitude:8.92 (V) [2]
9.65 (B) [2]
6.84 (J) [2]
6.15 (H) [2]
5.88 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.73
Hubble type:Sb
Right ascension:11h20m [2]
Declination:+12°59' [2]
Distance:10.7 Mpc
35.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.23




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