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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED

Imaging camera: QHY CCD QHY8

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED

Software: PixInsightPHDAdobe Photoshop CS5 CS5Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1

Accessory: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Resolution: 2060x1725

Dates: April 5, 2013

Frames: 30x900"

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.14% job: 84050

RA center: 169.914 degrees

DEC center: 13.300 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.498 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.636 degrees

Field radius: 0.559 degrees


Famous trio of galaxies in the Leo constellation.



Tim Jardine

Sky plot

Sky plot


Leo Triplet with Skywatcher Triplet, 


        Tim Jardine