M 95 is a barred spiral galaxy in Leo, and one of the fainter Messier Objects at magnitude 9.7. Lying at a distance of just over 35 million light years, the galaxy has nearly circular arms and is sometimes described as a 'ringed' galaxy. M95 is a member of the Leo I group, a cluster containg M96 and M105, as well as numerous fainter objectes. M95 is notable for being one of the galaxies chosen to take part in the determination of the Hubble constant using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Taken Feb 17, 2012, with the C-14 operating at F:3.5 and the ST-8 binned   2 X 2 - 15 minutes exposure.