Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Moon 5-6-11

Waxing Cresent Moon from the evening of 5-6-11 at Deerlick Astronomy Village in Sharon, Georgia.

M65, M66 & NGC3628

Galaxies M65 at the upper right, M66 at the lower right and NGC3628 at the lower left are often referred to as the Leo Triplet. The group of galaxies is approximately 35 million light years from our home planet in the constellation Leo.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Camera: SBIG ST2K XM
Filters Astrodon L, R, G, B & Ha
Dates: February 29, 2009 through May 7, 2011
Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village

Exposure Details
Ha = 600 Minutes
L = 240 Minutes
RGB = 180 Minutes