M65, M66, NGC3628 - The Leo Trio

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M65, M66, NGC3628 - The Leo Trio
Constellation: Leo (the Lion)
Type: Galaxy
Position: Position data for M65
RA13h18m 54s
Magnitude: 9
Exposure: Composite of four images using LRGB technique.
RGB: Taken 4-28-03
2 X 20 minutes on Kodak Elite Chrome 200
Luminance: Taken 4-28-03.
2 X 20 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Luminance layering, vignette correction, curves, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 6" f/6 Newtonian OTA mounted on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
guided with an SBIG ST-4 autoguider and Celestron guidescope using a home made
side-by-side dovetail bracket.
Notes: Trio of galaxies in Leo showing us differing faces.
M66 (lower right) is the most face on.  M65 (upper right) is more edge on.
NGC3628 (on the left) is a nice edge-on galaxy with a prominent dust lane.

On 4-5-08, I took a new digital image of these three objects.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

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