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Contains:  NGC 3628, M 66, NGC 3627, M 65, NGC 3623
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Leo Triplet in RGB, 


Leo Triplet in RGB

Leo Triplet in RGB

Technical card

Resolution: 3055x2362

Dates:April 11, 2015

Baader Blue 36mm: 2x480" -10C bin 1x1
Baader Green 36mm: 3x480" -10C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance 36mm: 3x480" -10C bin 1x1
Baader Red 36mm: 3x480" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 57.23%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 761867

RA center: 11h 19' 43"

DEC center: +13° 13' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.276 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -81.689 degrees

Field radius: 0.684

Locations: Culp Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, California, United States


Cluster of galaxies in Leo, about 35 million light years. Right: NGC 3628, Upper left: NGC 3627 (M 66), Lower left: NGC 3623 M 65). Also visible in the blown-up image near top just to the left of NGC 3628 is IC 2745, a small spiral galaxy ~466 million light years away, not much bigger than the nearby star UCAC4 518:52846 in the image.



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Sky plot

Sky plot


Leo Triplet in RGB,