M 65, M 66 and NGC 3628 (Leo Triplet)

This small galaxy group consisting of the spiral galaxies M65, the M66, and the NGC 3628 is known as Leo Triplet (or the M66 Group) and is about 35 million light-years away.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: April 2010
Location: Avren
Exposure Details: L = 120 min, R,G,B = 60 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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