Leo is also the constellation in which the
spiral galaxy, M95, can be found. It is a member of a small
group of galaxies known as the M96 group. This is a barred
spiral galaxy with a visual magnitude of 9.7. It is located
about 38 million light-years from Earth. Visually, it shows a
definite bar-shaped center with nearly circular spiral arms.
Because of this, it has also been referred to as a ringed
galaxy. This is not a very bright object, and may be a difficult
target for binoculars. Telescopes will provide the best viewing.