NGC 3628 is one of three members in the Leo Triplett, which also includes M65 and M66.  An edge-on galaxy
with a wide equatorial band of gas and dust with ends distorted into a fan shape, possibly by gravitational influences
from it's two neighbors.  It is seen in the constellation of Leo and is estimated to be 35 million LY distant.


 December 12, 2010
8" Astro-Tech RC, f/8
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
160 Minutes / 16x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski




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