Resolving Leo I into Stars

Updated 6/23/2000

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Some of the members of the Local Group of Galaxies are resolvable with hypered 2415 and seeing limited large amateur telescopes. This example is the Galaxy Leo I near Regulus and clearly shows resolution of the dwarf galaxy into stars.

Full frame shot, 60 minutes with a 12.5 " f/5 newtonian on hypered tech pan. field is about 3/4 degree across

Enlargement of previous frame at full scanner resolution. Stars to magnitude 20.5 are recorded on the original negative.

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