Swindon, Wiltshire. UK
Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 reducer.
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.
Cropped the image to further highlight the detail.
Data collected on two nights. 19th & 20th April.
LRGB image with 6 hours and 15 minutes of data. 39 x Lum 12 x Red 12 x Green 12 x Blue 5 minute exposures