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Paul Downing imaged on 1st June, 2019

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Observer
Paul Downing
Time of observation
01/06/2019 - 23:00
Object
Messier 100
Observing location
Alpujarra, Spain
Equipment
12.5 inch Planewave scope
QSI 683 CCD camera
Exposure
LRGB of 60:30:30:30 mins
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Paul Downing imaged on 31st May, 2019

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Observer
Paul Downing
Time of observation
31/05/2019 - 23:30
Object
Messier 88
Observing location
Alpujarra, Spain
Equipment
12.5 inch Planewave scope
QSI 683 CCD camera
Exposure
LRGB of 60:30:30:30 mins
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The Tidal Tail of NGC 3628

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Observer
Peter Goodhew
Time of observation
28/03/2019 - 23:22
Object
NGC 3628
Observing location
Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
Equipment
APM TMB 152 LZOS refractors
10Micron GM2000 HPS mount
QSI6120wsg8 cameras
Exposure
27.5 hours total integration
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The large spiral galaxy NGC 3628 is 30 million light years away and it shares its neighborhood with two other large spirals, M65 and M66 in the grouping known as the Leo Triplet.  Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the group is the spectacular tail which stretching down for about 300,000 light-years from NGC 3628's warped, edge-on disk.  This "tidal tail" has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides through past interactions with its large neighbors.  This effect is not often imaged and Peter has captured it well here.

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