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M65 & M66

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M65 (Upper Left)
M66 (Lower Right)

NGC Number:
NGC 3623 (Upper Left)
NGC 3627 (Lower Right)

Constellation:
Leo

Distance from Earth:
~35 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
10.1
9.6

Size:
9.7 x 2.8 arc minutes
9.2 x 4.2 arc minutes

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Date Taken:
3/15/2005

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
SBIG STL-11000M
Bisque Paramount ME
AstroDon Series I Filters

Exposure Specs:
195 minutes total
Lum: 7x15 min
Red: 3x10 min
Grn: 3x10 min
Blu: 3x10 min

Processed with:
MaximDL 4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.