Also known as NGC 3627, this spiral galaxy is found in the constellation Leo (The Lion). It has a magnitude of 9.6 and a size of 9.2 x 4.2 arc-minutes. It sits at a distance of 35 million lightyears. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier.
50 minutes (Five 10 minute exposures). Taken with the 12" LX200, ST-8E, and AO7 at f/6.3 on March 20, 2004 from the Mistletoe Observatory on a cloudy night, shot through a "sucker hole".