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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SV105
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY9M
Mounts
Takahashi EM-200 Temma2
Filters
Astronomik B Type IIc · Astronomik G Type IIc · Astronomik R Type IIc
Software
PixInsight · Sequence Generator Pro · PHD guiding · Nebulosity
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ST 80

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 5, 2011
Frames:
Astronomik B Type IIc: 10x600" (1h 40') -15°C bin 1x1
Astronomik G Type IIc: 10x600" (1h 40') -15°C bin 1x1
Astronomik R Type IIc: 10x600" (1h 40') -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
5h
Avg. Moon age:
0.57 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.37%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 91495

RA center: 11h19m43s.4

DEC center: +13°1818

Pixel scale: 2.542 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.999 degrees

Field radius: 0.800 degrees

Resolution: 620x388

Locations: Canyon of the Eagles, None

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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