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Leo Triplet

 Leo Triplet by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Leo Triplet
Description This small group of galaxies consists of the Messier objects M65 (NGC 3623) and M66 (NGC 3627) as well as the edge-on spiral NGC 3628. These three galaxies, the heart of the M66 group, form a beautiful and photogenic group which is frequently referred to as the Leo Triplet.
   
Scope Zenithstar 80 ED & meade 6.3 fr
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters Baader IR
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure
Info:
8 hours of total exposure time (32 x 15 min)
   

 

 

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