12 April 2022

Leo Triplet (M 66 group) in Lrgb


 New edition with much more careful processing 12/2022


 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

The M96 Group is located physically near the Leo Triplet. These two groups may actually be separate parts of a much larger group, and some group identification algorithms actually identify the Leo Triplet as part of the M96 Group.

Telescope : SW Esprit 100ED
Mount : Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 GT
Camera : Atik 460 mono
Guiding : SW Evoguide 50mmED with QHY 5IIL
Filters :Baader LRGB Total exposure time : 10:30 minutes from 3 different nights
Programs I have used : Nina 1.10 _ PixInsight 1.8.8_ Photoshop CS6
Location: Grammatiko, Attiki


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