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Contains:  NGC 3628, M 66, NGC 3627, M 65, NGC 3623
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The Leo Galaxy Triplet, M65, M66 and NGC 3628, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The Leo Galaxy Triplet, M65, M66 and NGC 3628

The Leo Galaxy Triplet, M65, M66 and NGC 3628

Technical card

Resolution: 3600x2400

Dates:March 26, 2019

Frames:IDAS UIBAR-III: 60x180" (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 20.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.65%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 21.40

Temperature: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 2607560

RA center: 11h 19' 48"

DEC center: +13° 17' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.362 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.109 degrees

Field radius: 0.818

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Leo Triplet is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65 (NGC 3623), M66 (NGC 3627), and NGC 3628, also known as the "hamburger galaxy". M65 and M66 where discovered by French Astronomer Charles Messier, in March of 1780. NGC 3628 was discovered by William Herschel in 1784.

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The Leo Galaxy Triplet, M65, M66 and NGC 3628, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia