Spiral Galaxy NGC
3521 in Leo
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."
- NGC 3521
- Magnitude: 9.8
- Constellation: Leo
- RA: 11h 05m 48.9s
- Dec: -00° 02' 15" Epoch
- Size (mins): 10.9' x 5.1'
- Classification: SAB(rs)bc, Mixed Barred
- Non-barred Spiral, Mixed Inner Ring - S-shaped
George Normandin, KAS
August 22nd, 2002