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The Hamburger’s tail

Sergey Trudolyubov from Los Alamos, New Mexico

NGC 3628 — sometimes called the Hamburger Galaxy — is perhaps best known as part of the Leo Triplet of galaxies. But it takes a solo bow in this HαLRGB image, taken over 14.1 hours with a 10-inch f/4.0 scope. Visible to the galaxy’s left is its extended tidal tail, some 300,000 light-years long, created by an interaction with another galaxy.