M65, M66 & NGC3628 – The Leo Triplet | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
hootbrewer@bellsouth.net
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN
Date/Time of photo
February 5 & 6, and March 1, 2009
Equipment
Orion 80ED (f/7.5) Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, Guided Canon 350D (self-modified) w/2" Baader UV/IR cutoff filter 80 x 180s @ ISO 1600
Description
These three galaxies form the Leo Trio. NGC3628 is the larger & fainter of the 3, with a very apparent dust lane through the center. This image was taken over three nights, February 5 & 6, and March 1, 2009. It is a total of 4 hours exposure time. The temperatures were 32° F, 49° F & 30° F, respectively.