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


Leo Triplet

Leo Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290MM

Resolution: 4000x3000

Dates:April 19, 2018

Frames: 25x300"

Integration: 2.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.56% job: 2936163

RA center: 169.963 degrees

DEC center: 13.287 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.171 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 72.117 degrees

Field radius: 0.813 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I frequently enjoy viewing the wonderful northern hemisphere Leo Triplet images on AstroBin. Although rising only 39 degrees in my location, it's still a joy to capture 35 million year old photons from these far away island universes.

I've had a crack at reprocessing 2.1 hours of one-shot-colour subs collected in April 2018, but really need some more data. Looking forward to collecting some luminance during the southern autumn, around Easter time.



License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Leo Triplet,