NGC3521 Galaxy in Leo
(RA 11h 05.8m , Dec. -0° 02', 9.0 mag., 12 x 6 arcmin.)
This large bright spiral galaxy is located in the Southern part of Leo some 30' E of 62 Leonis (see finder chart below). Its bright inner arms are surrounded by a faint outer envelope.
The above image was taken on March 19, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were then combined using AIP4WIN.
North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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© Jan Wisniewski