M65 13/04/07 - Eric Walker
Taken on Friday 13th from Conon Brodge, using Meade LX50 8" SCT with f3.3 focal reducer and Meade DSI Pro camera with AutoStar Envisage software. LRGB, 20 images each, 15 seconds per exposure, total exposure time 300secs per filter. Hartmann mask used to achieve best focus, and images tweaked in FITS Liberator (Adobe Photoshop CS) and Neatimage.
M65 is one of the Leo Triplet galaxies, and is fairly easy to observe at magnitude 10.5. It is a spiral galaxy, but appears slightly edge on to us, so appears elliptical.