Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter.
Closeup image of this object which is part of the famous leo triplet of galaxies.
Being distorted by gravity from the nearby galaxies M65 and M66.
Captured the central dust lane and faint edges of this galaxy so happy with the result.
Data collected on two nights. 23rd February & 1st March 2017.
LRGB image with 6 hours 30 minutes of data. 11 x Lum 5 x Red 5 x Green 5 x Blue 15 minute exposures.