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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 2903 large oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3627 medium oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3623 medium thin oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3368 medium oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3521 large oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3351 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3384 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3379 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3607 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3377 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3190 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3412 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3489 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3626 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3193 very small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3593 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3705 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3640 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3608 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3900 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3301 small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4008 very small oval
1
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3067 very small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3462 very small circular
1
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3177 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3655 very small oval
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3628 large slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3227 medium circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3338 medium oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3495 small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3666 small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3239 small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3596 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3810 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2911 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3646 small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3684 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3507 small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3686 small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3692 small slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3020 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3681 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2964 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3389 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3370 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3455 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3437 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3226 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2916 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3367 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3599 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3872 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3659 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3098 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2874 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2968 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3800 very small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3094 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3630 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3024 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3287 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3869 very small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 2872 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3815 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3689 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3300 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3812 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3352 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2919 very small thin oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3862 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3873 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3912 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3070 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3691 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3649 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3605 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3842 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3016 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 4005 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3773 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3457 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2914 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3799 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3107 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 3607 / NGC 3608 - 2/1 - Lovely pair with NGC 3607 being the brighter of the two
M65 / M66 - Very bright pair NGC 3628 is also close by
M95 / M96 / M105 - Very bright group
NGC 3190 / NGC 3193 - 2/2 - Nice bright pair
NGC 2964 / NGC 2965 - 0.5/0.5 - Faint pair
NGC 3226 / 3227 - 0.5/0.5 - Faint pair

Other notes

Best placed from mid winter to late spring.

Leo has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 230, 60.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking well above the galactic plane above the Perseus arm of our spiral galaxy.

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