M 105, NGC 3371, NGC 3389 Galaxy Group

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About this Image

M 105 and NGC 3371 as elliptical galaxies are members of the Leo I group.
The blue inclined spiral NGC 3389 is a background object.

Find more information about the Leo I group here.
North is up.

Find the wide field image of M 95, M 96 and the M 105 group here.


Technical Details


16" cassegrain in secondary focus at f/10 for L files
color used from f/3 image

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M at -30C, internal filter wheel
Filters Astronomik LRGB
Date Mar 19, 2006
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5 sky, bad seeing, temperature -2 C
Exposure L = 110 minutes (10-minute sub-exposures);
Processing Image aquisition and calibration in Maxim 4.11, DDP in ImagesPlus; color balance, curves, color blending in Photoshop; Noise reduction with Neatimage