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Date/Location March 6 & 20 & April 2, 2010 Wildwood Pines Observatory, Earl, NC
Camera and Settings SBIG ST-2000XCM CCD Camera
Telescope Orion 190 mm Maksutov-Newtonian f/5.3
Mount Parallax HD150
Exposure 240 min (24 x10 min)
Processing Image Plus 3.0, Photoshop
Other Edge on spiral galaxy in constellation Leo; mag. 9.17, size 11.0 x 3.4 arcmin. Faintest member of the Leo Trio (M65, M66, and NGC3628). Small spiral galaxy near star in the lower left corner of this image is 15.1 magnitude IC2745. The brigtest star is SAO 99552, mag. 7.13.
NGC3628
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