M105 is the brightest member of the group of galaxies in Leo known as
the M96 group. It is approx 38 million light-years from
earth. Unfortunately, this galaxy is often overlooked by
astronomers because there are so many galaxies in this neighborhood,
but not by us! Discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781.
For your information the upper left galaxy is NGC3389 and the rounder galaxy is NGC3384
23 Mar 12