M66 and M65

M66 and M65

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M66 and M65 is a striking galaxy pair in Leo. They are well placed in the early evening this time of year. Because of their relative size and brightness, both make good visual and imaging targets even through modest apertures.


This is a first light image through my new QSI 683 camera. It is non-blooming, relatively light sensitive, lightweight, and quite noise free making it a pleasure to work with.


Date Imaged       :

March 26, 2014

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

9.3 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 240, 105, 105, 110 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio