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M65 is a tightly wound spiral galaxy located in the direction of the Constellation Leo at a distance of 35 Million Light-Years. The disk is low in gas and dust, with a population of older stars, and the outer arm areas show thick dust and bluish star-forming regions. The disk seems slightly warped, but there are few effects of gravitational disturbance from its nearby neighbors M66 and NGC3628. Object: M65 Distance: 35mly Magnitude: 9.3 Date: March 2013 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:520:160:180:250 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG RGH Camera Filters: Tru-Balance Gen II LRGB 2"

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