M 95 - NGC 3351 with nuclear ring in the constellation Leo

M 95 - NGC 3351 found in the constellation Leo, is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy. The central regions of barred galaxies like M 95 (NGC 3351) often include distinct morphological features in the form of small rings and secondary bars. The rings, known as nuclear rings because of their proximity to the nucleus well inside the ends of the primary bar, are sites of some of the most spectacular starbursts, shown here in inset. The image was made with ASI533MC and Celestron RASA 8 f/2.0, taken with my short exposure method 20x 60x 10 s.

M 95 - NGC 3351 - high resolution