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 not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 16° from it.

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Name Leo Triplet
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 66
NGC 3627
Position
Constellation:Leo
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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