PhotographerDr Alan Potts
Location of photoNewport, South Wales, UK
Date/Time of photo19th Apríl, 2018
Equipment300mm Nikkor (f/4.5 at approx f/6.3), Nikon D3300, SkyWatcher EQ2 mount (driven)
DescriptionRather noisy but shows the quadruplet nature of the Leo Triplet. M66 is to the lower left, M65 to its right. NGC 3628 is directly above M66 whilst the 4th of the Leó quadruplet is to the lower right (NGC 3593). Total exposure was 71m 30s in 6s subframes (stacked in DeepSkyStacker). These are interacting galaxies, especially M66 with NGC 3628.