M 65 & M 66 Galaxies           Click on photo to return to 'Galaxies'                            Home


NGC 3627     M 66                                                                                  NGC 3623     M 65
Dreyer description: Bright, very large, moderately extended 150°,                                                                                            Dreyer description: Bright, very large, moderately extended 165° +/-,
much brighter middle, 2 stars northwest; = M66.                                                                                                                                gradually brighter middle bright nucleus; = M65.
 Size: 9.2' x 4.2'                                                                                                                                                                                               Size: 9.7' x 2.8'
 Magnitude:  9.6                                                                                                                                                                                              Magnitude: 10.1

Photo Specifications:

5" Maksutov  F/10 Cassegrain , ST-8E, CFW8     5/04/02    Temp. = -32 C

Filter
Exposure time
Number of exposures
Binning
Luminance
20 min
1
2x2
Red
15 min
1
2x2
Green
15 min
1
2x2
Blue
20 min
1
2x2
Other









Processing:   CCDSoft;  Align, color combine, histogram;  PhotoImpact; final touchup