Sunday, March 30, 2014

Leo Trio

All three galaxies lie within the constellation Leo and all three galaxies are spiral galaxies.  NGC 3628 (Edge on) has a thick dark dust lane that is visible.  The Leo Triplet is about 30 million light years away.

Leo Triplet
5min X 20 RGB
Camera: QHY8pro F/2
Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD guided
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Location: Lubbock, TX
Dates: Early morning, March 29, 2014
Captured with Nebulosity and guided with PHD guiding. 
Processed with MaxIm DL 5 and photoshop.

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