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Date: 21/04/2012


Name: The Leo Triplet  -  M66 Group  .


This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia.


The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group) is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light years  away in the constellation Leo. This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65, the M66, and the NGC 3628.


Location: Watson's Way Stacking Mode:  Mosaic.
Camera: Canon 20D - Modified Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80 Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 800ASA x  300 Seconds x 15 RGB BKG Cal:   Yes
Total Exposure:  1 Hour 15 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:   No
Guiding: DSI on Mead  LX200R. Method:   Median Kappa-Sigma (K=2, I= 5)
Filter: Astronomik  UV + IR Block Darks:   No
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:   No
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Position in Sky

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RA (J2000):     11h 17m Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000):  13* 25 '
Constellation:  Leo
Distance:  35 Million Light Years