NGC 3628

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Object Type: Spiral galaxy (Sc)
Constellation: Leo
Magnitude: 9.5
Size: 14' x 3.6''

NGC 3628 is an edge-on galaxy that is part of the "Leo Trio" of galaxies along with M65 and M66.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 6 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: March 28, 2009
 Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2, and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A high-pass filter of 4 pixels was applied to the bright portions of the luminance layer.

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