Object Name M65, M66 and NGC 3628
Object Type three spiral galaxies
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Columbus 320UL (320/1384 Newtonian) + Orion Q70 26mm
Seeing 4/5 (poor)
Transparency 4/5 (poor)
NELM 5,3 mag
This time I want to show you one of the most famous objects of spring sky – Leo Triplet. It is very easy to observe, even in medium binocular (15×70) but if you have 10” or bigger telescope you will catch really impressive views of all three galaxies even in medium weather conditions (fog, humidity – like I met during last weekend).
In M65 (with 13” mirror) you can observe mist with lighter core and outside spiral arms. NGC3628 looks like fog with long linear dust belt.