Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628
Leo Triplet - M66, 


            Jeff Clayton
Leo Triplet - M66
Powered byPixInsight

Leo Triplet - M66

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Small Refractors

Software: FITS LIBERATOR  ·  Straton  ·  Nebulosity 3.1  ·  EZCap  ·  Photo Shop

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser mini 50mm guide scope

Dates:March 12, 2016

Frames: 6x300"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1005416

RA center: 11h 19' 44"

DEC center: +13° 13' 1"

Pixel scale: 3.447 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -105.130 degrees

Field radius: 1.022 degrees

Resolution: 620x516


Ive been wanting to do this for a while. did not have much time, only got 6X300sec

Rev 2 - wow, when i saw the first one i had posted, i realized how sleep deprived i was after my weekend. After a good night sleep and a good 10 hours at work i came home and processed my data again. I almost feel the need to apologize for that first one. I hope the second is more pleasing.



  • Leo Triplet - M66, 


            Jeff Clayton
  • Leo Triplet - M66, 


            Jeff Clayton
  • Final
    Leo Triplet - M66, 


            Jeff Clayton

Sky plot

Sky plot


Leo Triplet - M66, 


            Jeff Clayton