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    Default Object I can identify in leo.



    Okay so I'm using my 30mm (new favorite btw lol) and I'm scouring Leo for the triplets. Yes! Found them! One flat on top three stars in middle and one under that az to the left in fov. About 1/2 a view over and a big long verticle whiteish fuzzy line. (Come to find out it's not the triplets). Pan up and left and Bam the next set of galaxies n3384 and n3379 there's m95 and there's m96 to the left. Pan to the right about a full view and well there's another galaxy diagonal top is angled right and bottom going left about a 40-45° angle.. well that's odd.. wait I reread skeye about 3 times.. and realized the first set was actually m66 and m65 but what's the big one to the left that's verticle?? And on top of that what's the one to the right of n3384 and n3379?? Well maybe the one to the right is n3607 so I check by checking my stars and no.. I'm still left of chertan..

    So with that said I a quick sketch of everything there is no real measuring correlation between the triplets on this sketch or m65 and m66.

    I did do a quick doodle of the stars from n 3379 to m95 and m96 for reference. If anyone can answer this or if you are about to gaze double check me??

    I checked the obvious with focus and coma or diffraction. None of that accounts for these two objects.

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    Default Re: Object I can identify in leo.

    The large galaxy next to M65 and M66 is NGC 3628, one of the three galaxies comprising the Leo Triplet.

    Not sure what your other one is judging by your sketch unless you are picking up M105.

    Wait 'til you get into Virgo.
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    Default Re: Object I can identify in leo.

    I just realized... My lefts we're rights and righter were lefts lmao uggh I was still in inverted haha.
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    M105 is n3379 isn't it? So yes I was seeing that one as part of the doubles but there is another one right of those towards chartan. But thanks on identifying the other (:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    I just realized... My lefts we're rights and righter were lefts lmao uggh I was still in inverted haha.
    Yeah, you gotta watch the flipping. It can get confusing until you get used to it.

    I used my AD12 for a few years before adding a refractor to the fold. It took me a while to get used to the "backward" view of the refractor.

    Between reflector, refractor, diagonal, RACI, straight-thru, and atlas, it is a game of mental gymnastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    M105 is n3379 isn't it? So yes I was seeing that one as part of the doubles but there is another one right of those towards chartan. But thanks on identifying the other (:
    M105 is NGC 3379. It is in a small group together with NGC's 3371 and 3373. On a wider scale, M105, M95, and M96 form sort of a secondary Leo Triplet.
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