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The Leo Triplett - M65, M66 + NGC3628
11-MAY-2005

The "Leo Triplett" - M65, M66 + NGC3628

M66 ( upper left), M65 ( lower left) and NGC3628 are galaxies which are gravitationally bound together. Gravitational forces are warping the disk of NGC3628, which can be seen edge-on to the right. The group is approx. 35 million lightyears away.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon EOS 20D + TeleVue Paracor( Comacorrector) + IDAS LPS Filter on a Vixen R200SSDG ( 8"/F4) telescope.
10x360sec. + 10x30sec. exposures at ISO1600.
Postprocessing in ImagesPlus + Photoshop CS2 full exif


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