2/3 of the Leo Triplet: Messier 65 & Messier 66

Galaxies Messier 65 and Messier 66, photographed in March 2020
Galaxies Messier 65 and Messier 66, photographed in November 2020

Messier 65 & Messier 66

M65 and M66 are a 2/3 of the galactic trio the “Leo Triplet” visible in the south part of the sky until the end of summer. Wonderful spiral arms are visible on both, with some great definition on these pictures. Will revisit for more data in the future!

Capture Details

Frames: 11×180″
Integration: 0.6 hours
Avg. Moon age: 23.21 days
Avg. Moon phase: 38.76%


Astrometry.net job: 3327739
RA center: 11h 19′ 42″
DEC center: +12° 59′ 56″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 301.287 degrees
Field radius: 0.421 degrees

Full capture details: https://www.astrobin.com/4w69uh/

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