Got lucky with the weather last night. Despite a cloudy forecast it was very clear in between some hazy patches so I imaged M65, M66 & NGC 3628, AKA the Leo triplet. It is a tro of spiral galaxies situated a whopping 35million light years away

leo triplet
Surprised it came out so well given our NELM of 3.5 but the IDAS narrowband filter did it’s work. 4 minute subframes were the maximum I could get without skyfog destroying the frame – in fact I need longer frames to get better detail in NGC 3628 (bottom right), but I’ll leave that until I have a chance to image from a dark site.

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