Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  M 66  ·  NGC 3627
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M66 in Leo, 



    
        

            Andre van Zegveld
M66 in Leo
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M66 in Leo

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF 185

Imaging cameras: SBIG-11000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm ShortTube 80x400

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: SGP  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Filters: B  ·  R  ·  Baader Planetarium G

Accessory: Optec Pyxis rotator 3"  ·  CFF Flattener


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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3934497

RA center: 11h 20' 14"

DEC center: +13° 3' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.932 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 72.998 degrees

Field radius: 0.254 degrees


Resolution: 1628x1094

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Eye In The Sky

Description

M66 in Leo, a spectacular view of the largest "player" of the Leo Triplet, and a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core. The peculiar anatomy is most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio.

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M66 in Leo, 



    
        

            Andre van Zegveld