Spiral Galaxy NGC 3521 in Leo

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3521

A 10 minute exposure with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope. The field of view is about 8x8 arc minutes.

Quote from The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:

"Very small, very bright nucleus in hexagonal lens 4.2 x 1.4 arc minutes; many filamentary knotty arms and dark lanes; faint filamentary outer arms."

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George Normandin, KAS

August 22nd, 2002