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OBJECT

Leo Triplet (M65 M66 NGC 3628)  (image is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium ,,original)

Distance:  35 million light years

Telescope Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 9x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location

Notes
29 January 2017 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 29 Jun 17 (screenshot).

This image is LRGB.

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