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


            Arun Hegde
The Leo Triplet

The Leo Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 400mm f5.6L

Imaging camera:Canon 7d mark II

Mount:Losmandy GM811G

Resolution: 6040x3983

Dates:April 27, 2019

Frames: 56x180"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.66% job: 2671361

RA center: 169.985 degrees

DEC center: 13.292 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.083 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.473 degrees

Field radius: 1.088 degrees

Data source: Traveller


Taken with a 400mm lens but a significant crop to use only 30% of the sensor area. Original files were drizzled to twice the resolution before cropping. No dithering was used since this was my first time guiding with this equipment. Deconvolution and MLT were used to accentuate detail.



Arun Hegde
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Leo Triplet, 


            Arun Hegde

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Milwaukee Astronomical Society