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The Leo Triplet
07-FEB-2012

The Leo Triplet

The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group) is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo.
This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65, the M66, and the NGC 3628 (WIKI)

Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER HA-LRGB filters.

L = 100 minutes
RGB = 10 minutes each (BIN 2x2)
Hydrogen Alpha 12min (bin 2x2)
Total of 142 minutes.


Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL

SBIG ST-8300 CCD Camera

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