Basic object information

Object name: M 66
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.9
Size: 9.1'x4.1'
Position angle: 173
Object classification: SBb
Description: B,vL,mE 150,mbM,2 st np
Notes: brightest in group;M 65 & NGC 3628 in field

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 11h 20m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +13 00' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 6/7.4.2007 23:55

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 457x


Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 42

Weather: -5C, windy

A very bright, but relatively small core. There are quite complex structures visible around it. A massive spiral arm, which is only loosely connected with the main galaxy, is visible on the south with averted vision.