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A Trio of Galaxies in Leo

Object Name: A wide field view of Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628.
Constellation: Leo
Acquisition Date: March 30, 2019
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV with Takahashi 0.6x reducer
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI1600MM-C with EFW2
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted red, green and blue filters
• Guiding – Borg 77ED with ZWO ASI120MM-S
• Mount – Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – PHD2
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 76, offset 15 – cooled to -15
• Exposures – 53 x 90 seconds
Processing:
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ MultiscaleLinearTransform for noise attenuation
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance

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Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Galaxies

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