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Leo Triplet Galaxies [M65, M66, NGC 3628]

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Telescope
Focal Length/Ratio
Mount
Camera
Filters
Exposure
Binning
Focuser
Guiding
Location
Date
Processing
AP160** + AP field flattener
1232mm   F/7.7
Takahashi NJP Temma 2
Apogee Alta U16M
Astrodon Gen2 LRGB
3.25 hours [40 Lum, 50 Blue, 50 Green, 50 Red]
1x1
Robo-Focus
Borg 60 ach + SBIG ST-402ME
Texas Star Party, Prude Ranch in Ft. Davis, TX
Apr 21, 2009
- captured with Maxim DL v4
- aligned and combined in Maxim DL v4
- adjusted in PhotoShop CS3

**Courtesy of 3RF.org

Visible to us in the Leo constellation (see map below), these galaxies are approximately 30 million light-years away from earth. While we are seeing the edge of NGC 3628, we see right on top of M66 and M65 at an angle.
 

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