M66 Group – The Leo Triplet

Facts

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

M66-LRGB_Processed

Date: 13.03.2015
Location: Backyard, Asker, NO
Camera: SBIG STT-8300 Mono CCD
Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III (w/reducer) 385mm f/3.6
Exposure: L=18×300 sec, RGB=18×150 sec (2x2binned)
Guiding: MaximDL, SBIG Selfguiding FW
Post processing: MaximDL, Photoshop CS5

 

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