M66 (NGC 3627)

Telescope: 2.1-meter Cassegrain Reflector, f/2.63
Camera: Custom CCD Imager, 2048 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: 7 minutes each RGB. Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.
Location: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona (Elevation 6880')

An intermediate spiral galaxy in Leo. Dust lanes, red HII regions and bright star clusters are visible in this image.


Kitt Peak National Observatory Archive files:

Red: ngc3627_R_dr4.fits
Green: ngc3627_V_dr4.fits
Blue: ngc3627_B_dr4.fits
H-Alpha: ngc3627_HA_dr4.fits
M66 (NGC 3627), An intermediate spiral galaxy in Leo. Dust lanes, red HII regions and bright star clusters are visible in this image.