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Leo I group
Messier 95, Messier M96, Messier M105

Object : Leo I group of galaxies
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 10h48m, DEC: +12o40'
Object size :  .  
Object magnitude : 10.1 to 13.3
More to know : Wikipedia: wiki/ M96 Group

Leo I group 2020-03-20

Leo I group of galaxies, Sweden 2020 (Click on image and get one in full resolution in a new window)
Date : 2020-03-20
Time (UT) : 22:56 to 23:35
Mount : SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro, beltdrive modified (DIY 2019)
Guide : QHY5 camera with 400 mm f/6.3 lens
Lens/telescope : TS130 APO f/7 910mm, 3" focuser
Corrector/Barlow : 3" field flatter, x1. T48 connector to camera
Field (FOV) : 2.25 x 1.5o (full frame) before crop
camera : Canon 6D, QE=0.5, full frame, 20 Mpixel, 14 bit
camera temperature: About 6o C above surrounding temperature
Film/CCD : Raw, Cr2
Filter : none
Control system : Mount by EQMOD, camera by APT, guide by PHD2, focuser by USB-focus, ASCOM Windows PC
Exp. time : 30x60 seconds, iso1600, dithering mode
Image process tool : AstroImageJ, Fitswork, Irfanview
Processing : resize, level, cal dark&bias, synthetic flat calibrated
Weather : clear, temperature 0o C
Site : Sweden, Stockholm, Hagsätra. Bortle 9
Free view Az: 20o-90o, 165o-185o, La: 20o-55o
Comment : In Southern direction at this time of the year there are many galaxies. This is the Leo I group, it consist of at least nine galaxies. I had a lot of problem with dust and stains on the sensor this period. Today I can process the image and remove these ugly spots.

M95 2020-03-20

M95 Galaxy, 2020
Date : 2020-03-20
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 10h43m, DEC: +11o42'
Object size : 3.1' x 2.9'
Object magnitude : 11.4
Comment : A drop around M95 galaxy, needs a lot of mote exposure.
More to know : Wikipedia: wiki/ Messier 95

M96 2020-03-20

M96 Galaxy, 2020
Date : 2020-03-20
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 10h46m, DEC: +11o49'
Object size : 7.6' x 5.2'
Object magnitude : 10.1
Comment : A drop around M96 galaxy, this is the biggest of the galaxies in this group, still it needs a lot of mote exposure.
More to know : Wikipedia: wiki/ Messier 96

M105 2020-03-20

M105 Galaxy, 2020
Date : 2020-03-20
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 10h47m, DEC: +12o34'
Object size : 5.4' x 4.8'
Object magnitude : 10.2
Comment : A drop around M105 galaxy, another name of it is NGC 3379, it's the one most to the right. The other galaxies are NGC 3389 and NGC 3371.
More to know : Wikipedia: wiki/ Messier 105
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