Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo

A few weeks ago I was scrolling through the constellation Leo using “the Sky 6” planetarium program when an amazing numerical asterism flashed into view.  It looked quite unreal and I wondered if it would look as impressive in the flesh.  We haven’t exactly been blessed with much in the way of decent imaging weather lately, so impatient to see what this region of Leo looked like I downloaded the DSS data for the area.  Yep – it was every bit as impressive as it looked on the Sky 6.  So now it’s playing the waiting game, waiting for some clear sky.  Unbelievably, last night there was a 1-hour break in the clouds.  I have never moved so fast, nor been so excited about taking a deep-sky image before – I really wanted this one.  And I got it 🙂 🙂  O.K. so it’s not deep enough to show the faint fuzzies in the background, and there’s not enough subs to really clean up the background noise either – but it’s still one of my favourite images of all time 🙂 🙂

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