Messier65 + Messier66 + NGC3628   -   Leo Triplet

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Inverted image of NGC3628 (tidal tail)

Object data

Object type: galaxy group (M65: SBa / M66: SBb / NGC3628: Sb)
Size: M65: 9.0'   /  M66: 9.1'  /  NGC3628: 13.1'
Magnitude: M65: 10.1m  /  M66: 9.7m  /  NGC3628: 10.4m
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 50 MLy

Exposure data

Date: 2007-04-08 + 09 + 10
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /   RGB 2x2
  Exposure time: L 28x12m / R 10x12m / G 10x6m / B 10x6m
Exposure time total: 9h 36m

NGC3628 shows a faint tidal tail (see inverted image)


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Below you find a 200% zoom of NGC3628.


Below you find an inverted image of NGC3628. A faint tidal tail is visible.