Messier 65, Messier 66, NGC 3628
This wide field shot shows three fairly bright spiral galaxies in the constellation of Leo. NGC 3628 at the top is seen edge on. Messier 65 and Messier 66 are at the bottom and are also seen from the side.
December 28, 2003
2 hours - 1/2 hour for each of the luminance, red, green and blue filtered sub-exposures.
Desert Center, Riverside County, California
Optics - Takahashi Epsilon 160 f/3.3 astrograph
Camera - SBIG ST-2000XM
Mount - Astro Physics AP 1200 GTO