M66 Group

Leo triplet


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Technical details:

Location / Date: Outside of Ramnäs, Västmanland, Sweden / 2014-April

Optics: Skywatcher Explorer 190MN, Skywatcher 102mm Guide-Scope

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Unmodded), Skywatcher Synguider (Stand alone autoguider)

Exposure: 32 x 270 seconds, all shot on ISO 3200 (cumulative exposure time is 2 hours and 8 minutes)

Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop


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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, M66, and NGC 3628. (Information from Wikipedia)