M65 : Member of Leo Triplet

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
M65


NGC Number:
NGC 3623


Common Name:
-


Constellation:
Leo


Distance from Earth:
22 million light-years


Visual Magnitude:
10.25


Size:
27′


Rate:

Description:
Messier 65 (also known as NGC 3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M65, M66, and NGC 3628 comprise the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
26 December 2008

Location:
Italy  - Passo Brocon (Trentino)

Weather:
Temp = -8C

Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 
Canon 350D unfilterd

Exposure Specs:
Lights: 10x90 sec @ 1600ISO
Darks: 10x90 sec
Flats: -
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 15 min

Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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