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Contains:  IC2684, IC2694, IC2704, IC2708, IC2745, IC2762, IC2782, IC2787, Leo Triplet, M 65, M 66, M65, M66, NGC 3623, NGC 3627, NGC 3628, NGC3628
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The Leo Triplet, 


            Connor Matherne
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics Riccardi-Honders 305mm

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX-16803

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders

Guiding cameras: Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 job: 2012834

RA center: 11h 20' 7"

DEC center: +13° 11' 11"

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.229 degrees

Field radius: 1.206 degrees

Resolution: 3700x3700

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


I love galaxy season so much, this triplet is no different. Was definitely blown away with not only the amount of detail found within these galaxies, but the colors that could be extracted as well. While there was some faint IFN in the area that could have been brought out, I decided to leave it fairly close to the background levels, I thought it made the image look a bit too dirty. Maybe I'll go back and reprocess this image to make the background pop out rather than slide it into the shadows.



Connor Matherne
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The Leo Triplet, 


            Connor Matherne