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.
|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|