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NGC 3628 is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail. NGC 3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. Its most conspicuous feature is the broad and obscuring band of dust located along the outer edge of its spiral arms, effectively transecting the galaxy to our view.



m65_m66_ngc3628mc01t.jpg
Bagged By: Martin Crow
Instrument: 80mm Equinox ED Refractor @ f6 with Canon 400D, 8 x 60s
Details: Note M65,M66 and NGC 3628 are all in the image


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