Messier 65 (also known as NGC 3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M65, M66, and NGC 3628 comprise the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies.
This image of M65 is an LRGB image taken with a Vixen VC200L 8" f/9 Modified Cassegrain, sBig SF8300M CCD camera and an Atlas pro mount.
33 exposures, with 10 minute Luminance and 5 minute RGB's.