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M65 M66 NGC3628 Leo Triplet

Leo Triplet

The Leo Triplet consists of M65 (top right) M66 (bottom right) and NGC 3628 (left). This is a galaxy group, not a chance alignment. The distance to these three galaxies is about 35 million light years.

 CCD Camera SBig ST10
 Telescope 250mm F4.8 Newtonian Reflector with MPCC coma corrector
 Mount Astro-Physics AP1200

 Date 20th March 2010
 Exposure NGC3628: 21x5min Clear
M65 M66 17x5min Clear
 Software CCDStack, IRIS