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Leo Triplet

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NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy or 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.
This image is shared credits, Jose Mtanous who took the picture and I who performed the processing in Photoshop CS6.

Autor José Mtanaus y César Cantú
Creada el Miércoles 09 Marzo 2011
Añadido el Domingo 17 Julio 2016
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