NGC 3227 from BMV Observatories
NGC 3227 is a mag 11.1 spiral galaxy located in the the constellation of Leo. It is located approximately 77 million light-years from Earth. Directly above is interacting companion NGC 3226, an elliptical galaxy. To the far right is a smaller spiral galaxy, NGC 3222. A number of small but interesting PGC galaxies are sprinkled around the background.

Imaging data:
Date: Jan - Feb 2012
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length (Dicks)
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: SBIG STL1000 Camera with Baader RGBHa Filters
Guiding: Interal
Exposure: L:32x10 min R:24x8 min G:15x6 min B:24x8 min for a total of 13.2 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 3227/3226
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