Zdobienie / Decoration

Leo Triplet (M66)

Zdobienie / Decoration

Leo Triplet (M66)

Also known as the M66 Group is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away[5] in the constellation Leo. This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65, M66, and NGC 3628.


M65, M66, NGC 3628

The first test photo taken on the new Orion Optics CT-10 telescope on a modified assembly (gears replaced with belts + new bearings) NEQ6Pro. I did not collimate the telescope, I used it as it came from the supplier. You can see with the stars that I need to improve collimation. Flats didn’t work out as they should, but I somehow corrected it in the GIMP. The coma corrector I used with the previous Newton 1000/200 [mm] did not like this telescope model too much. The IDAS LPS-D2 48mm LP filter, which I used for the first time, passed the 5+ exam. This set will need to be further improved.

M65, M66, NGC 3628 - Crops

Photos taken during night at 14/15-3.2020 near Bielsko-Biała city.

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, O.O. CT-10 1200/250 [mm], F4.75, coma corrector, IDAS LPS-D2 48 [mm], NEQ6Pro.,

  • Composition:
    Astro Pixel Processor v1.077-6,
  • Processing:
    GIMP v2.10.14 + plug-ins (Linux),
  • Lights:
    57 x 180[s]
  • Flats:
    24 ISO-800,
  • Darks:
    15 ISO-800,
  • Bias:
    20 ISO-800


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