Leo Triplet LRGB


Dave Trewren

Bristol UK

Skywatcher 120ED main telescope
Mount HEQ5 Pro
Camera QHY9M + filter wheel
Skywatcher 80ST guidescope
StarShoot autoguider
Focusing SharpSky

Another fantastic Astrophotography target. Members of the triplet are M65, M66 and NGC3628. The cluster is at a distance of 35 million light years from Earth. A fantastic sight to see such distinct and individual galaxies all in the same frame. Imaged using a monochrome QHY camera and separate luminance & RGB filters. Luminance & RGB images processed separately before finally combining to form an LRGB composite image.