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Object NGC 3628

NGC 3628 is a member of a triple group of galaxies in Leo, including M65 and M66. It is an impressive edge on spiral galaxy, with a strong central dust lane.

This dust lane is distorted, likely due to the gravitational influence of the nearby galaxies.

NGC 3628 is roughly 35 million light years from us.

Scope C8
Camera ST2000XM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Baader IR
Guiding Zenithstar 80|| ED and ST200XCM
Exposure Info Almost 4 hours total exposure time (47 x 5min)
Date March 21, 2009
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory