M96 in Leo

Copyright: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

M96 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Leo, which is well placed for viewing on clear spring evenings. However, it only shines at magnitude 10.5, meaning that a decent-sized telescope and a moonless night will be required. M96 is around 25 million light-years away and belongs to the same cluster as other galaxies in Leo.
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