M65, M66 and NGC 3628

Leo Triplet

M65, M66 and NGC 3628
M65, M66 and NGC 3628

Object Name M65, M66 and NGC 3628
Object Type three spiral galaxies
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 17.03.2012
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.

Clear Sky

One thought on “Leo Triplet”

  1. Łukasz,

    Always a treat to see and a great sketching target as you have beautifully captured.

    Frank 🙂

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