M66/M65 Leo Trio Galaxy Cluster - 3.29.2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Orion ED80
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: none
Exposure:  46 X 2 minutes+ 92 minutes
Time: 11:50 PM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
This small group of galaxies consists of the Messier objects M65 (NGC 3623) and M66 (NGC 3627) as well as the edge-on spiral NGC
3628. These three galaxies, the heart of the M66 group, form a beautiful and photogenic group which is frequently referred to as the Leo
Triplett.  Lying at a distance of some 35 million light year away from Earth.
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