Image Contains: NGC 3628
NGC 3628, named the Hamburger Galaxy, is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo, approximately 35 million light years from Earth. Along with Messier galaxies M 65 and M 66, it forms the Leo Triplet, a small galaxy group. It derives its name from its appearance, with a puffy bulging galactic disk obscured by dark dust lanes. The galaxy's tidal tail (upper left) resulting from interaction with another galaxy may be up to 300,000 light years long.
We are proud to announce that this image of NGC 3628 was named PhotographingSpace.com Image of the Week, October 21, 2019.
More than 23 hours of data was collected at the Dark Sky Observatory Collaborative (DSOC) in Ft. Davis, TX using SC Observatory's remote Planewave CDK 17" f/6.8 scope, in collaboration with:
John Kasianowicz, Josh Balsam, Mike Selby, Dhaval Brahmbhatt, Scott Johnson, Mike Bushell, Rich Johnson
Image processing: Andy Chatman and Mike Selby
Fort Davis, Texas, USA