Deep Sky


Intermediate spiral galaxy
Constellation:  Leo
Charles Messier discovered this one along with two others (M66, and NGC3628) in 1780.  M65 is part of what is called the Leo Triplet and is approx 35 million light-years from earth.
This is a older galaxy, as we see that there are a high ratio of old stars to new.  Also, the galaxy is showing its age by the low amount of dust and gas associated with it.   
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