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


            Eric Solís
Leo Triplet

Leo Triplet

Technical card

Resolution: 3576x2696

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

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

Integration: 6.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.93%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: -5.00 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

Locations: Backyard, Milford, MA, United States


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.



Eric Solís
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Leo Triplet, 


            Eric Solís