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



    
        

            Eric Solís
Leo Triplet
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Leo Triplet

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Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            Eric Solís
Leo Triplet
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Leo Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Omni 150XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guide Scope with helical focusing

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Autoguider Pro

Focal reducers: Badder Baader MPCC Mark III

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS

Filters: ZWO B 36mm  ·  ZWO G 36mm  ·  ZWO R 36mm  ·  ZWO L 36mm

Accessory: Celestron StarSense AutoAlign  ·  ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  MoonLite CR Newtonian Focuser  ·  MoonLite Mini-V2 Controller  ·  MoonLite High Res Stepper Motor


Dates:Feb. 13, 2018Feb. 17, 2018

Frames:
ZWO B 36mm: 51x120" (1h 42') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO G 36mm: 52x120" (1h 44') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO L 36mm: 70x60" (1h 10') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO R 36mm: 52x120" (1h 44') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 14.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.93%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: -5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1937977

RA center: 11h 19' 45"

DEC center: +13° 18' 7"

Pixel scale: 1.038 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.897 degrees

Field radius: 0.645 degrees


Resolution: 3576x2696

Locations: Backyard, Milford, MA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first "galaxy season" target is the group of galaxies known as the The Leo Triplet, which consists of Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628 (the latter of which I think looks the most interesting of the set). The moon and Mother Nature were nice enough to give me a few clear night where I could image straight from 12:30-5:30 in the morning.

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