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M65,66 NGC3628
Object Information:

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.

Image date:

December 28, 2003

Exposure Information:

2 hours - 1/2 hour for each of the luminance, red, green and blue filtered sub-exposures.

Imaged at:

Desert Center, Riverside County, California

Equipment:

Optics - Takahashi Epsilon 160 f/3.3 astrograph
Camera - SBIG ST-2000XM
Mount - Astro Physics AP 1200 GTO