M65 is one of the components of Leo Triplet group of galaxies visible in Leo constellation.
It is a spiral galaxy of Sa class but the spiral arms are not so well visible because the galaxy is seen from an oblique angle; they are crossed by a system of dark dusts quite evident in this image.
The distance of M65 from the Milky Way is 22 million light years.
Optic GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount 10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions - Used for L
ZWO ASI 2600MM with external filter wheel 7 positions - Used for RGB
Filters Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB
Guiding system OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301 - Used for L
OAG ZWO + ZWO ASI 174MM mini - Used for RGB
Exposure details L 16x600" bin2 -25
R 20x300" bin3 -25C
G 21x300" bin3 -25C
B 20x300" bin3 -25C
Total integration 7h45'
Acquisition Voyager, PHD2
Processing Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, StarXTerminator
Location Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date 1 January / 8 February / 26 February 2022