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 Ashburn , Leo Triplet is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:09, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:57, 63° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:08, 63° above your southern horizon.

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Name Leo Triplet
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 66
NGC 3627
Magnitude:8.92 (V)[1]
9.65 (B)[1]
5.88 (K)[1]
6.84 (J)[1]
6.15 (H)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.73
Hubble type:Sb
Right Ascension:11h20m [1]
Declination:+12°59' [1]
Distance:10.0 Mpc
32.6 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.08




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