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Observation by Luigi Morrone: NGC3628 Tidal Stream

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Luigi Morrone


Luigi Morrone


2021 Apr 09 - 00:00


2021 Apr 15 - 07:39



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Field centre

RA: 11h21m
Dec: +13°38'
Position angle: -167°44'

Field size

0°53' × 0°36'

  • C14 Edge HD Fornax52 Hyperstar system f/1.9 ASI 294 MC PRO

NGC3628 Tidal Stream

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Leo Triplet & NGC3629 Tidal Stream

The Leo Triplet is a small group of galaxies composed of M65, M66 and NGC 3628. This last galaxy, also known as the Hamburger galaxy, is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo.

Very interesting for the galaxy NGC 3629 result to be  its light and diffuse structures that represent the tidal stream. The Tidal tail has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during brief and violent past interactions with its large neighbors.

The image has been taken with a C14 Edge HD and Hyperstar system f/1.9.

More details below:

C14 Edge HD, Hyperstar f/1.9, Fornax52 mount, ASI 294MC PRO with L-Pro Optolong filter.

50 dark frames

50 flat frames

700x30 sec sub @ unity gain at -15°C

I recommend to see the links below for full resolution:


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Luigi Morrone
Luigi Morrone, 2021 Apr 15 - 12:35 UTC

Right-click and open image new tab to zoom in for more details.

Martina McGovern
Martina McGovern, 2021 Apr 22 - 00:16 UTC

Wow, congrats on capturing/processing to show the tail.

Luigi Morrone
Luigi Morrone, 2021 Apr 26 - 07:50 UTC

Many thanks!!


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