Leo Dwarf Galaxy
This lovely galaxy is located only 20 arc-minutes from the bright α-Leo (Regulus) whose brightness and flares are clearly visible on the image. It is the Dwarf Galaxy Leo I discovered in 1950
This is not a very common target among amateur astrophotographers. It requires severe image processing for extracting it from the background illuminated by the huge Regulus.
Optics: Ritchie-Chretien GSO RC10 f/8 scope
Camera: SBIG STL-6303
(35x600, 20x600, 13x600,14x600) (numxseconds)
L bands in 1x1 binning, RGB in 2x2 binning