Leo Triplet is small group of 3 galaxies. They are approximately 35 million light years from Earth. Two of them (M66 – top right and M65 bottom right) were discovered by Charles Messier already in 1780. At that time there was no light pollution, therefore these galaxies were nicely visible. Third one – NGC3628 Hamburger Galaxy (left) is dimmer, therefore was hidden till 1784. It was discovered by William Herschel and catalogued by John Louis Emil Dreyer in New General Catalogue (NGC) of deep space objects.
|Telescope:||Newton 200/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding||Orion Mini Autoguider|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C|
|Exposure:||15xLuminance, 6RGB, 240s, bin 1x1|
[…] is interesting to compare the progress I made in astrophotography in the last few years. I made the very first picture of this group of galaxies in 2015 and for the first time, I used Pixinsight for post-processing. […]