This spiral galaxy is 29 million light years away from Earth with a diameter spans over 65,000 light years. It is a member of a group of galaxies known as "The Leo Trio".

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200Gps telescope with Celestron .63x reducer.

60 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

20 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 2x2 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.


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