M65 is not a hard galaxy to see, and a recent sketch using a 4 inch refractor, which was equipped with an astro-video camera,showed interesting features--not unsimilar to another favorite of mine: NGC 253. While 65 is smaller, it's complex central area and angle of "bank" to my line of sight give it a 3-D appearance: like a bird in flight making a descending turn. Using a 12.5 inch Dobsonian and some moderate settings on the camera, the screen (for study and sketch) reveals beautiful shaping, some color in the central region, and an extended glow well away from the center that has a yellow hue.
12.5 inch Dobsonian on a Compact Platform, fitted with a MallinCAM Hyper Color Video Camera (28 second integration mode; 1/3 scaled automatic gain)
Study and sketch using a Sanyo high resolution monitor set at 53% color, about 80% brightness
Black Artagain paper; pastels for the galaxy; white pencil to place the stars and BIC Wite-out Pen to brighten stars and the nucleus to achieve relative brightness seen on the screen; one hour sketch period
"...For since the creation God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made..." Romans 1:20
It was a good night to give thanks.