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The Leo Trio – Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628

Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628

Object Name:  Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628
Object Type:  Galaxy
Constellation:  Leo
Acquisition Date:  February 20-21, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• 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 – 27 x 240 seconds for each of the red, green and blue filters
Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ MultiscaleLinearTransform on RGB image for noise attenuation
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Click on the image below to see a higher resolution version. Thanks for looking.

Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628
Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628
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