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Leo Triplet with tidal tail

Link to TIFF/FITS: https://flic.kr/p/2kXJ4KP
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Leo Triplet with tidal tail, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig
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Leo Triplet with tidal tail

Link to TIFF/FITS: https://flic.kr/p/2kXJ4KP

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 1, 2021
Frames:
370x120" (12h 20')
Integration:
12h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
19.73 days
Avg. Moon phase:
74.62%

RA center: 11h21m07s.41

DEC center: +13°2057.8

Pixel scale: 2.121 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.587 degrees

Field radius: 0.848 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1750x2286

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies.

This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail.

This image is the first light of my new ASI294MM Pro.

Image details:

Luminance: 250x120"

RGB: 40x120" (each channel)

All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2

Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias

Total exposure: 12h20'

Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel

Average darkness: 21mag/arcesc2

Equipment:

FSQ85ED telescope

Mesu200 mount

ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos

Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG

Software:

SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX.

Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. April 2021.

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Description: The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies. This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail. This image is the first light of my new ASI294MM Pro. Image details: Luminance: 250x120" RGB: 40x120" All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2 Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias Total exposure: 12h20' Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel Average darkness: 21 mag/arcsec2 Equipment: FSQ85ED telescope Mesu200 mount ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG Software: SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX. Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. March 2021.

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Description: The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies. This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail. This image is the first light of my new ASI294MM Pro. Image details: Luminance: 250x120" RGB: 40x120" All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2 Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias Total exposure: 12h20' Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel Average darkness: 21 mag/arcsec2 Equipment: FSQ85ED telescope Mesu200 mount ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG Baader filters Software: SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX. Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. April 2021.

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Description: The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies. This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail. Image details: Luminance: 250x120" RGB: 40x120" All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2 Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias Total exposure: 12h20' Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel Average darkness: 21 mag/arcsec2 Equipment: FSQ85ED telescope Mesu200 mount ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG Baader filters Software: SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX. Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. April 2021.

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Description: The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It's composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a 300,000 light-year long tidal tail. This amazing stream of stars has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during past interactions with neighbouring galaxies. This image has been possible thanks to the Prades (Tarragona) dark sky. The NGC 3628's tidal tail is a faint structure that needs quite deep integration times to show up some detail. Image details: Luminance: 250x120" RGB: 40x120" (each filter) All images at 120 Gain -15ºC bin2 Calibrated with 50 flats, 50 darks and 50 bias Total exposure: 12h20' Image resolution: 2.12"/pixel Average darkness: 21 mag/arcsec2 Equipment: FSQ85ED telescope Mesu200 mount ASI294MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG Baader filters Software: SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX. Aleix Roig - Prades, Catalonia, Spain. May 2021.

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