Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  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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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

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 26, 2019
Frames:
IDAS UIBAR-III: 60×180(3h) (gain: 100.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
3h
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: 11h19m48s.7

DEC center: +13°1738

Pixel scale: 1.362 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.109 degrees

Field radius: 0.818 degrees

Resolution: 3600x2400

File size: 2.9 MB

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