Description: M95 was one of the galaxies in the key project of the
Telescope for the determination of the Hubble constant: the HST was
employed to look for Cepheid variables and thereby determine this
M95 is a barred spiral of type SBb, or SB(r)ab according to de Vaucouleurs'
classification, with nearly circular arms. Alan Sandage, in the Hubble Atlas of Galaxies, calls it a "typical ringed
Credit: Johan Knapen (ING) and Nik Szymanek.
Telescopes: 4.2m William Herschel and 1.0m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescopes.
Instruments: INGRID and CCD Camera respectively.
Detectors: Hawaii near-IR array and Site2 CCD.
Filters and exposure times: B, J and Ks.
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