Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628
Leo Triplet, 



    
        

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Leo Triplet
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Leo Triplet

Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            Boris US5WU
Leo Triplet
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Leo Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CPC800XLT

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Starizona Night Owl 0.4x SCT

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools

Filters: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Accessory: Starlight Xpress SX mini filter wheel


Frames:
B: 28x150" (1h 10') bin 1x1
G: 28x150" (1h 10') bin 1x1
L: 124x150" (5h 10') bin 1x1
R: 28x150" (1h 10') bin 1x1

Integration: 8h 40'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3578146

RA center: 11h19m52s.6

DEC center: +13°1637

Pixel scale: 1.321 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.322 degrees

Field radius: 0.512 degrees


Resolution: 2182x1738

Locations: Home observatory, Chervonograd, Lvov region, Ukraine

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Leo Triplet, or the M66 Group, is a group of interacting spiral galaxies located in the northern constellation Leo.

The group consists of the galaxies Messier 65 (NGC 3623), Messier 66 (NGC 3627) and NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy. The Leo Triplet lies at an approximate distance of 35 million light years from Earth.

In this photo we can see the M66 (upper left), M65 (lower left) and NGC 3628 (right).

This image taken April 2020.

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Leo Triplet, 



    
        

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