Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628
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Leo Triplet (Crop) - 3/5/2011

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Astronomik B Type IIc  ·  Astronomik G Type IIc  ·  Astronomik R Type IIc


Dates:March 5, 2011

Frames:
Astronomik B Type IIc: 10x600" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik G Type IIc: 10x600" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik R Type IIc: 10x600" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.37%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 116214

RA center: 11h 19' 44"

DEC center: +13° 16' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.836 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.012 degrees

Field radius: 0.578 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

The Leo Triplet consists of three spiral typ galaxies and is located in the constellation Leo some 35 million light years distant.

M65 is the spiral galaxy in the lower right of the image. It is an older galaxy and has very little star formation (some has occurred in the outer arms recently). This galaxy is viewed nearly a 45 degree angle.

M66 is the spiral galaxy in the upper right of the image (blue and brown). This galaxy is almost viewed "face on".

Finally NGC 3628 can be seen on the left of the image. This galaxy is viewed edge-on and has a length of nearly 300,000 light years. The central yellow area in the galaxy's central "disk bulge" and the blue area with the dark dust lanes are the galaxy's arms.

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