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



    
        

            George C. Lutch
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The Leo Triplet

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The Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            George C. Lutch
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The Leo Triplet

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific FCD100 ED127

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174 Mini

Software: Starkeeper.it Voyager  ·  Pixinsight  ·  The SkyX Pro The Sky X Pro

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx ESX25


Dates:May 7, 2021

Frames: 23x300" (1h 55')

Integration: 1h 55'

Avg. Moon age: 25.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.07%


Astrometry.net job: 4478396

RA center: 11h 19' 46"

DEC center: +13° 17' 47"

Pixel scale: 0.822 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.860 degrees

Field radius: 0.857 degrees


Resolution: 6248x4176

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group) is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away[5] in the constellation Leo. This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65, M66, and NGC 3628.

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The Leo Triplet, 



    
        

            George C. Lutch