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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Focal reducers: 6.3 reducer Celestron

Software: photoshop  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Noel's Tools  ·  5.00 Images Plus


Dates:Feb. 27, 2011

Frames: 20x60" (20') ISO3200

Integration: 20'

Avg. Moon age: 24.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.99%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 543134


Resolution: 850x630

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

Messier 65 (also known as NGC3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M65, M66, and NGC3628 comprise the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. The galaxy is low in dust and gas, and there is little star formation in it, although there has been some relatively recently in the arms. The ratio of old stars to new stars is correspondingly quite high. In most wavelengths it is quite uninteresting, though there is a radio source visible in the NVSS, offset from the core by about two arc-minutes. The identity of the source is uncertain, as it has not been identified visually, or formally studied in any published papers.

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