For this week’s Astrophoto Thursday, I chose to show you The Leo Triplet aka the M66 group. The group consists of interacting spiral galaxies Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628. The group is at around 35 million light years from Earth and can be seen in the direction of the constellation Leo. The group is a very nice sight through a telescope, when all three galaxies are visible in a single field of view. The galaxies in the group have all been affected by gravitational interactions with each other. NGC 3628, appearing in the upper right of the image is also known as the Hamburger Galaxy 🍔🔭. Taken a few years ago with a Baader modified Canon EOS 450D through a @skywatcherusa 80ED refractor. For whatever reason, when I processed the image, I added some fake diffraction spikes around brighter stars.
🌑New Moon in Libra tonight✨ With the new moon under the sign Libra •Keeper of the scales⚖️• this influence calls us to find balance in our daily lives as well as in our heart and mind▫️There is an ample amount of cosmic energy right now and we need to use this to tune in and pay attention to the messages the wisdom of your heart has to offer you▫️ For those of you who have not found balance in your lives or are ignoring the signs given to you, this New moon may give some feelings or events that force you to listen▫️Be open minded and pay close attention to what the Universe is trying so hard to tell you✨