Barred spiral galaxy M95 is about 75,000 light-years across, somewhat smaller in size to our own Milky Way and one of the larger galaxies of the Leo galaxy group. In fact, it is part of a not quite so famous trio of Leo galaxies with neighbors M96 and M105, about 38 million light-years distant. A bright, compact ring of star formation surrounds the galaxy’s core. Surrounding the prominent yellowish bar are tightly wound spiral arms traced by dust lanes, young blue star clusters, and pinkish star forming regions.
Took this image over 12 hours (10 Luminance images of 30 minutes each and 7 RGB images of each color of 20 minutes each).