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  Leo Triplet.jpg -  Leo Triplet     NGC3628, M66, M65   Galaxy Group   distance: about 35 Mly     image size: 60'x60'  FLI PL-16803 camera     12.5" Planewave scope @ 2500mm  (f/8)     AP900 mount 6.7 hour total exposure     LRGB 90:100:110:100 subs 10:10:10:10 binned 1:2:2:2     (0.73" per pixel unbinned)   MMOAG with ST402-ME camera guiding   The Leo Triplet, also known as the M66 Group, is an interesting set of galaxies in the constellation of Leo the Lion. M65, at the bottom right, has tight spiral arms, similar to our own Miliky Way galaxy. M66, at the bottom left, has had its spiral arms distorted, probably due to interaction with M65. NGC3628. at the top, is an edge-on spiral galaxy with a band of interstellar dust obscuring the central disk.   
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Leo Triplet     NGC3628, M66, M65
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distance: about 35 Mly     image size: 60'x60'

FLI PL-16803 camera     12.5" Planewave scope @ 2500mm (f/8)     AP900 mount
6.7 hour total exposure     LRGB 90:100:110:100 subs 10:10:10:10 binned 1:2:2:2     (0.73" per pixel unbinned)
MMOAG with ST402-ME camera guiding

The Leo Triplet, also known as the M66 Group, is an interesting set of galaxies in the constellation of Leo the Lion. M65, at the bottom right, has tight spiral arms, similar to our own Miliky Way galaxy. M66, at the bottom left, has had its spiral arms distorted, probably due to interaction with M65. NGC3628. at the top, is an edge-on spiral galaxy with a band of interstellar dust obscuring the central disk.

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