M65, M66 & NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Sunday, March 15, 2009

by Craig & Tammy Temple


These three galaxies form the Leo Trio. NGC3628 is the larger & fainter of the 3, with a very apparent dust lane through the center. This image was taken over three nights, February 5 & 6, and March 1, 2009 from our driveway in Hendersonville, TN. It is a total of 4 hours exposure time. The temperatures were 32° F, 49° F & 30° F, respectively.

  • Orion 80ED (f/7.5)
  • Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, guided
  • Canon 350D (self-modified) w/2" Baader UV/IR cutoff filter
  • 80 x 180s @ ISO 1600
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