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Contains:  NGC 3628, M 66, NGC 3627, M 65, NGC 3623

Image of the day 03/31/2014

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    Leo Triplet, 





    
        

            Theodore Arampatz...
    Leo Triplet

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1982x1275

    Dates:April 24, 2011

    Frames: 139x600"

    Integration: 23.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 21.56 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 56.23%

    Astrometry.net job: 547354

    RA center: 169.969 degrees

    DEC center: 13.322 degrees

    Orientation: 93.047 degrees

    Field radius: 0.596 degrees

    Locations: Via Lactea Observatory, Paramithia, Epirus, Greece

    Data source: Backyard

    Description

    The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group) 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, the M66, and the NGC 3628

    Instruments and exposure data

    W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener
    FeatherTouch 3'' focuser
    Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser
    W.O ZS80 ED
    SBIG ST10XME CFW9
    Meade DSI
    Filters: LRGB Baader Planetarium, IDAS LPS
    Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

    Lum(LPS):30*10min(bin1x1)_51*10min(bin1x1)
    Red:36*5(18bin1x1_18bin2x2)
    Green:36*5(18bin1x1_18bin2x2)
    Blue:44*5(24bin1x1_20bin2x2)

    Total exposure time:23h10min

    The data taken during 5 nights from 25/3/2011 until 24/4/2011
    Some blue and luminance data was forgotten so i try a complete rework
    I try also a selective LR deconvolution with CCDStack 2 and Registax wavelet.

    ''Variable Background Flatten'' with the free ''Fitswork'' Software is highly recommended

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