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 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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