The Binocular Sky


M96 (NGC 3368)

Constellation: Leo
Object Type: Galaxy
RA:  10h 46m 45s
Dec:  +11° 49' 12"
Magnitude: 10.1
Recommended minimum aperture: 100mm

Charts for 100mm Binocular (2.5° aperture circle).   Click on a chart to print it.


The co-ordinates in the charts are for M96.

The galaxies are 4° to the NE of ρ Leo.

What You Should See:

This is another Leo galaxy trio (the other being the M65/66 & NGC 3628 group) that is neatly framed in the field of big binoculars. The two companion galaxies to M105 (NGC 3371 and NGC 3373) are tricky, but possible, bringing the total in one field to 5 galaxies.