Leo-Triplet (Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628)


MouseOver for object identification, Click on image for a zoomable version

Location / Date

Zellerndorf, 15. und 16. March 2012

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

5" f5 Skywatcher Newtonian, NEQ6, Lacerta Mgen + finderscope

Camera / Exposure

Canon EOS 500Da, 17 x 15min, 29 x 20min ISO 200 (total 13h 55min)


Theli, Fitswork, Photoshop


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, M66, and NGC 3628.

Home Galaxies Nebulae Star Clusters Miscellaneous