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

Integration: 0.0 hours

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


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.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M66 in Leo, 


            Andre van Zegveld