K3's Astronomy - Messier Catalog
"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

NGC3628 (Galaxy in Leo)

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NGC3628 (Galaxy in Leo). 10.5.2001 (9.5.2001, 22:01 - 22:20UT)
Resolution: 3.14 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 at prime focus with 0.60FR
Telescope: 8" F6 Orion Europa Newtonian
Result focal ratio: F3.6
Exposure: summing 25x30s (gain 100%), 15xDF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.0, temperature 12C
Captured and summed in K3CCDTools, postprocessed in MaximDL Demo.

The galaxy is part of Leo Galaxy Triplet. It is 35 million light years far away from the Earth.


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(1.57"/pixel).
The same AVI source as above, but harder postprocessing in MaximDL.
Result is in grayscale.


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