NGC 3628

NGC 3628, also known as Sarah's Galaxy, 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.

Taken at Harold Campbell on 3-14-2015, using my Vixen VC200L and sBig STF 8300m with a  total exposure time of approximately 4 hours in LRGB.

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