Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  IC 2745  ·  IC 2776  ·  IC 2782  ·  IC 2785  ·  IC 2786  ·  IC 2787  ·  NGC 3628
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NGC 3628 with tidal tail, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig
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NGC 3628 with tidal tail

Link to TIFF/FITS: https://flic.kr/p/2kQy6jj
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NGC 3628 with tidal tail, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig
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NGC 3628 with tidal tail

Link to TIFF/FITS: https://flic.kr/p/2kQy6jj

Acquisition details

RA center: 11h21m30s.19

DEC center: +13°3612.8

Pixel scale: 2.121 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.579 degrees

Field radius: 0.645 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1907x1073

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies.

This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail.

This image is the first light of my new ASI294MM Pro.

Image details:

Luminance: 250x120"

RGB: 40x120"

All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2

Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias

Total exposure: 12h20'

Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel

Average darkness: 21 mag/arcsec2

Equipment:

FSQ85ED telescope

Mesu200 mount

ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos

Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG

Baader filters

Software:

SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX.

Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. April 2021.

NOTE: Last image edition, April 2021.

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NGC 3628 with tidal tail, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig

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