NGC 3521

NGC 3521

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NGC 3521 is a magnitude 9.7 spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo whose molted central region is capped with a distinct dusty halo of stars. Several more distant galaxies fainter than magnitude 15.5 were also captured in this 6.6 hour exposure taken through a five inch telescope.

Date Imaged       :

March 27, 2009

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8

Camera       :

Atik 16HR

Exposure       :

6.6 hours

Filter       :

Baader LRGB 21,6,6,7 x 10 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines