NGC 3368 (M96) Leo

1999-04-29 04:08:00UT

This is a combination of 2 images, each of 480 seconds The images were taken with a Pictor 1616 attached to an LX200 10" F/6.3 telescope. An 3.3 focal reducer was used to change the telescope into an F/2 system. A Pictor 201XT was attached to an ETX for guiding. Each of the images was corrected with a dark frame and a flat field. After combining, the image was logarithmically stretched.

These galaxies were behind some trees by the time I got to take this image, which is why they are a bit fuzzy.