K3's Astronomy - Deep Sky
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

The Leo Triplett (M66 Galaxy Group)

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The Leo Triplett (M66 Galaxy Group), 6.5.2002 (20:47 - 21:35 UT)
Resolution: 9.62 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 at prime focus with 0.60FR
Telescope: 80mm F5 SkyWatcher Refractor
Result focal ratio: F3.0
Exposure: combining 85x30s (gain 100%), AMP OFF, 30xDF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.0, temperature ~12C
Captured and summed by K3CCDTools (X2 mode). DF and FF applied.
Result is combination of two results (see below) created by K3CCDTools and Maxim DL Demo

Small group of galaxies consisting of the Messier objects M65, M66 and the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC3628. Distance about 35 million light years.

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(4.81"/pixel).
The same AVI source as above.
Summed FIT result of K3CCDTools was postprocessed by K3CCDTools (flatten background + histogram stretching).

Click the image to see the full size picture
(4.81"/pixel).
The same AVI source as above.
AVI was summed and postprocessed by K3CCDTools (histogram stretching + gamma 1.50 + unsharp mask 1,0,100).

Place mouse pointer above the photo to see the labels.
Click the image to see the full size picture
(4.81"/pixel).
The Leo Triplett (M66 Galaxy Group), 5.5.2002 (20:55 - 22:00 UT)
Resolution: 9.62 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 at prime focus with 0.60FR
Telescope: 80mm F5 SkyWatcher Refractor
Result focal ratio: F3.0
Exposure: combining 55x30s (gain 100%), AMP OFF, 40xDF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.0, temperature ~12C
Captured and summed by K3CCDTools. DF and FF applied.
Result was processed by Maxim DL Demo (Flatten background + histogram stretching).

Small group of galaxies consisting of the Messier objects M65, M66 and the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC3628. Distance about 35 million light years.

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