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“Leo Triplet”
 Small camera — great image. Thomas Lelu uses his G2-4000 on 10” corrected Newtonian telescope to produce beautiful images. Three galaxies in the constellation Leo are often denoted as “Leo triplet”.

Galaxies shown on the image are M65 (bottom right), M66 (bottom left) and NGC3628 (top). They are approximately 35 million light years from Earth.

Image was created as a combination of unfiltered image, used for luminance, and three color images taken through red, green and blue filters. So, colors presented on this image correspond to real appearance of these objects. Total exposure time exceeds 13 hours.