NGC 3628 also catalogued as Arp 317 is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail.
NGC 3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Galaxy Triplet.
Its most conspicuous feature is the broad and obscuring band of dust located along the outer edge of its spiral arms apparently bisecting the galaxy (Hamburger Galaxy).
Find a high resolution image from the ESO VLT telescope here.
LHaRGB (L 18x20m, Ha 9x40m, R 7x20m, G 7x20m, B 7x20m) total 19 h combined. Seeing 0.9-1.2 arcsec, North is up
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile,
Processing: Johannes Schedler
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