Astrophotography – Imaging the galaxies M65 & M66

Tonight I imaged three galaxies at a time! The spiral galaxy M65, the “Hamburger Galaxy” NGC3628 and another spiral galaxy M66. All those objects are located in the constellation Leo. The picture is also available in full resolution here. For stacking I used DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 with Kappa-Sigma Clipping.

Date2013/04/01
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectSpiral Galaxy M65 & 66 and Hamburger Galaxy NGC3628
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance6x 300s, bin: 1x1
Red5x 100s, bin: 2x2
Green5x 100s, bin: 2x2
Blue5x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Dark5x
Flat-
Total exposure~55min.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 22:16 pm

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