Member of the 'Leo Trio' of galaxies
This is a spiral galaxy seen edge-on.
Exposure: L = 120 min 1x1, RGB = 40 min 2x2
Date: Feb 18, 19, 2009.
Comment: This galaxy appears to be surrounded by an extremely faint aura of stars. This can be seen most easily to the upper left of the galaxy itself where a tail of stars extends off to the left.
© Don Scott
The Holin A. Grotch Observatory
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