Leo Triplet

Three galaxies in the constellation Leo: M66 (NGC 3627, left top), M65 (NGC 3623, left bottom), and NGC 3628 (right). Distance is approximately 35 million light-years (approx. 22 million lyr for M65).

Shot 20 June 2009; Rock Springs Parking Lot, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, California; ISO 800, Exp 18x2.5m, f/5.2, Canon EOS 5D & Televue NP127is. Calibration, alignment, & stacking with Images Plus 3.0; other post-processing with Photoshop CS4.

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