Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  IC 2763  ·  IC2684  ·  IC2694  ·  IC2745  ·  IC2782  ·  IC2787  ·  Leo Triplet  ·  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  M65  ·  M66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628  ·  NGC3628
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M66 Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            George Clayton Yendrey
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M66 Leo Triplet

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M66 Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            George Clayton Yendrey
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M66 Leo Triplet

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 100ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MYT MYT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro MG60 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO Asi120mm-s

Software: PHD2 PHD 2  ·  Software Bisque The Sky X Pro, The Sky X  ·  ASCOM Platform 6 Verions 6.5 SP1  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy  ·  Starizona Starkiller Photoshop Utility  ·  PixInsight  ·  Photoshop  ·  Adobe Bridge Bridge

Filters: Optolong L 'Enhance 2"

Accessory: Moonlite focuser NightCrawler WR30  ·  Starizona Filter Slider


Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames: 35x300" (2h 55')

Integration: 2h 55'

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%


Astrometry.net job: 4242086

RA center: 11h 19' 59"

DEC center: +13° 18' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.790 degrees

Field radius: 1.004 degrees


Resolution: 4303x2866

Locations: George Clayton Yendrey, La Vernia, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M 66 Group - the Leo Triplet

This Messier object is composed of three interacting galaxies, M65, M66, and NGC 3628 (also known as the Hamburger Galaxy). The M66 is the brightest object in the group - the group lies approximately 35 million ly from earth.

This image is cropped from the larger rich field FoV version also posted here.

More information on the Leo Triplet can be found here:

https://www.messier-objects.com/leo-triplet/

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M66 Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            George Clayton Yendrey