Leo Triplet


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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Physics Starfire 130 EDF GT
Imaging cameras: SBIG STT-8300M
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600GTO
Guiding cameras: SBIG Built-in Guide CCD
Software: Photoshop CC 2014,  Cyanogen Maxim DL,  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software
Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm,  Baader Planetarium G 36mm,  Baader Planetarium R 36mm,  Baader Planetarium L 36mm
Accessories: Astro-Physics Field Flattener
Resolution: 3358×2536
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 13×900″ bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 13×900″ bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 35×900″ bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 13×900″ bin 1×1
Integration: 18.5 hours
RA center: 170.003 degrees
DEC center: 13.284 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.289 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -148.275 degrees
Field radius: 0.753 degrees
Locations: Sierra Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA, United States
Author: samlising

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