NGC 2964  &  NGC 2968  &  NGC 2970

Alt. Designations: NGC 2964
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Distance: 71 mly
Right Ascension: 09h 42m 54.1s
Declination: +31° 50´ 49"
Visual Magnitude: 11.2
Apparent Dimension: 3.0´ X 1.7´
Alt. Designations: NGC 2970
Object Type: elliptic galaxy
Distance: 84 mly
Right Ascension: 09h 43m 31.0s
Declination: +31 58 39"
Visual Magnitude: 13.7
Apparent Dimension: 0.4 X 0.3
Constellation: Leo
Best Month To View: Feb
Alt. Designations: NGC 2968
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Distance: 81 mly
Right Ascension: 09h 43m 11.9s
Declination: +31° 55´ 43"
Visual Magnitude: 11.9
Apparent Dimension: 2.1´ X 1.6´

From left to right these three galaxies, in the constellation Leo, are NGC 2970, 2968 and 2964 and are at the respective distances of 84, 81 and 71 million light-years. NGC 2968 and 2964 are possibly a pair, while the interactive association between NGC 2968 and 2970 is clearly indicated by the connecting bridge.