January 26, 2005
M65 is a spiral galaxy of type Sa in the constellation Leo. At a distance of about 35 million light-years, M65 apparently forms a triplet with its neighbors M66 and NGC3628. This image was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on the night of December 19th 2002 UT. Image size 7.9x11.9 arc minutes.
Topics: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Telescopes, National Science Foundation, Utah, 65, Messier 65, Messier 66, Galaxy, Sonoran Desert, Pima County, Arizona