NGC 3628 – Leo
NGC 3628, part of the so-called “Leo’s Triplet” (with M66 and M65) is a magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy, in Leo. It was discovered in 1784 by W. Herschel. Its distance in estimated in 35 millions of light years.
Here, it was imaged with the Planewave 17 unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. A total of 15 exposures, with 5 minutes of integration each, were averaged. Images were unguided, completely trusting the Paramount ME mount. The CCD camera is a SBIG STL-6303E. The image scale is of 1.05 “/pixel.
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