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



    
        

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

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 90FL

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron AVX Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Agena Astro 50mm f/3.9 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Borg 0.72X Quadruplet Super Reducer, #7872

Software: IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Digital Photo Professional  ·  Annie's Astro Actions V7  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: IDAS UIBAR-III


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


Basic astrometry details

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 degrees


Resolution: 3600x2400

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