NGC 3521 in Leo


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Date Taken:
Mazlin
NGC 3521
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
06-20-2014
Description

Steve Mazlin imaged this difficult object with 88 hours of image data.

Located on the celestial equator in the "head" of Leo  - The Lion  -  this impressive galaxy is both large and bright and could have been easily seen by Messier.  It has a very bright, almost starlike core from which material appears to be ejected perpendicularly to the galaxy plane into a prominent halo.

NGC 3521 lies 30 million light years distant. This field of view about 14x21 arcminutes.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB with 88 total hours of data
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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