NGC 3628: Hamburger Galaxy in Leo


NGC 3628

Object Data

Object type: Galaxy
Size: 3.6 x 1.2 arcmin
Magnitude: 10.4
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 35 million light years

NGC3628 along with M65 and M66 forms the Leo Triplet, a small cluster of three galaxies.  A broad band of translucent dust can be observed along the outer edges of the spiral arms obscuring some of NGC3628 from our view.

Exposure Data

Date: 02/26/22
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c; fl 1867mm at f/7.3
Camera: FLI 6303e with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: AP1100 GTO3
Exposure time: 21 x 10 min of Lum, 6 x 5 min each RGB
Exposure time total: 5 hrs

Cropped. FOV =  48.8 x 32.3 arcmin,  Image Scale = 0.99 "/pixel



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