This small group of galaxies consists of the Messier objects M65 (NGC 3623) and M66 (NGC 3627) as well as the edge-on spiral NGC 3628. These three galaxies, the heart of the M66 group, form a beautiful and photogenic group which is frequently referred to as the Leo Triplet.
|Scope||Zenithstar 80 ED & meade 6.3 fr|
|Exposure Info||8 hours of total exposure time (32 x 15 min)|
|Date||March 20, 2007|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|