M66 (NGC 3627) - Leo Triplet
Messier M66 (NGC 3627), also known as the Leo Triplet, is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo in the M66 Group of galaxies.
Messier M66 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 8 x 2.5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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