NGC-3628 Spiral galaxy in Leo
NGC-3628, a large, edge-on spiral galaxy located in the western part of the constellation of Leo. Together with M-65 and M-66, it forms the galaxy group known as "The Leo Triplet". NGC-3628 lies at a distance of 30 million light years from Earth and is 90,000 light years in diameter. It is sometimes called "The Hamburger Galaxy" due to its shape and the prominent wide longitudinal dust lane. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1784.
This image, captured on March 20, 2021, is a 48 minute integration of 4 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the ZWO ASI071 MC color CMOS camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.