Leo Triplet (NGC 3628, M65, M66) - 20 April 2009

This is the first light through astrographic telescope (made by Mr. Drbohlav) with diameter 220mm. Leo Triplet was chosen for testing. This is the result.

A good night, a new astrographic telescope prepared on the mount and cooled up CCD camera – all was ready for testing. Mr. Murin and I decided to test it on the Leo Triplet. After focusing we started. The optic of the astrographic telescope is perfect.
Leo Triplet consists of tree galaxies – NGC 3628, M65 and M66. Distance from our planet is about 35 million light years.

The picture was taken at Mr. Murin private observatory

Technical information:
Optics:Astrographic telescope (220mm)
Focal:1000mm
Aperature:4,5
Exposure:R:G:B 10:10:10 min
Date and time:20 April 2009 at 21:10 UTC
Location:Central Europe, Slovakia, Oravska Lesna
Atmosphere:clear sky
Software:DSS + Photoshop
Camera:SBIG STL 11000M
Contents:The picture was taken at Mr. Murin private observatory

NGC 3628

Technical information:
Optics:crop from first photo
Contents:NGC 3628

M65

Technical information:
Optics:crop from first photo
Contents:M65

M66

Technical information:
Optics:crop from first photo
Contents:M66
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