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Leo Triplet

The Leo Triplet is located in the constellation of Leo and is a small group of galaxies also called the M66 Group.

Distance to earth: 36’000’000 lightyears
Apparent size: each approx 10 arcminutes (0.33 x the moon)

Imaging time: 11.66 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: April – May 2017
Total exposure time: 11.66 hours
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
40 x 600s LUM
20 x 3 x 300s RGB bin2