Messier 95 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo and is also one of the fainter Messier Objects in the sky.

This was a key galaxy in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) project for determining the Hubble Constant. The HST was used to search for Cepheid variable stars in galaxies and use them to determine the distance to the galaxy.

This image was constructed by stacking 9, 60 second exposures through the infra-red, red and visual filters on Faulkes Telescope North. They were then assigned to the red, green and blue channels in Photoshop respectively.

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