M65 and M66 in Leo - 31 million light years distant
Messier 65 (NGC3623) at top right, is a spiral galaxy 8.7x2.2 arcminutes in size and has a visual magnitude of 9.3
Messier 66 (NGC3627) at bottom left, is a spiral galaxy 8.2x3.9 arcminutes in size and has a visual magnitude of 8.9
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Below is a crop of M66 at full resolution:
ST-10XME with AP155EDF F/7 on AP900GTO.
Luminance is 12 x 5 min
RGB are 4 x 5 min per channel
Acquisition, Darks, Flats in CCDSoft5
Debloomed, aligned and combined in Maxim
Colour combine, Levels, select High Pass Filter all in Photoshop CS2
Luminance layered in at 50% twice per Rob Gendler
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