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: Taken 4-05-08
21 X 300 Seconds ISO 800
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in PhotoShop.
Equipment: Canon 300d (modified)
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor at prime focus
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron guide scope
Notes: Trio of galaxies in Leo showing us differing faces.
M66 (upper right) is the most face on.  M65 (upper left) is more edge on.
NGC3628 (bottom) is a nice edge-on galaxy with a prominent dust lane.
Click here to see a close-up image of NGC3628.

See my previous film version.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

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