Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  IC2745, Leo Triplet, M 65, M 66, M65, M66, NGC 3623, NGC 3627, NGC 3628, NGC3628
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The Leo Triplet, 


            Fernando Oliveira...
Powered byPixInsight

The Leo Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED ED APO Triplet

Imaging cameras:qhy16200a

Mounts:iOptron CEM60-EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses:SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED ED APO Triplet

Guiding cameras:QHY5L-II-M

Software:PixInsight 1.8 PI 1.8PhotoScapePhotoshop CS6

Filters:Baader 2" LRGB job: 3436754

RA center: 11h 19' 55"

DEC center: +13° 17' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.384 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.734 degrees

Field radius: 0.742 degrees

Resolution: 3000x2431

Locations: MUNHOZ, Munhoz, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Data source: Backyard


For me, the most beautiful set of galaxies in the sky.
Small group of galaxies located in the constellation of Leo, approximately 35 million light years away, whose galaxies are gravitationally linked.
The Lion's Triplet is formed by the galaxies M65 (below, on the left), M66 (above, on the left) and NGC 3628 (on the right, known as the hamburger galaxy).

More details:

APo 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200
70 x 300 "LRGB

Jales - SP - Brazil



Fernando Oliveira...
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Leo Triplet, 


            Fernando Oliveira...