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 NGC3628 by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: NGC3628
Description NGC3628 is a member of a triple group of galaxies in Leo, including M65 and M66. It is an impressive edge on spiral galaxy, with a strong central dust lane.
This dust lane is distorted, likely due to the gravitational influence of the nearby galaxies.
NGC3628 is roughly 35 million light years from us.
Scope C8
Camera ST2000XM
Filters Baader IR
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Zenithstar 80|| ED and ST200XCM
Almost 4 hours total exposure time (47 x 5min)



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