Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3521
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Bubble Galaxy - NGC 3521, 



    
        

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Bubble Galaxy - NGC 3521
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Bubble Galaxy - NGC 3521

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Bubble Galaxy - NGC 3521

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RCOS 16" f/11.3
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FLI ProLine 16803 CCD camera
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5664085

RA center: 11h05m49s.2

DEC center: -00°0216

Pixel scale: 0.408 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 305.026 degrees

Field radius: 0.183 degrees

Resolution: 2693x1786

Description

NGC 3521 in Leo is a flocculent (fluffy) spiral galaxy 30,000,000 light-years distance from Earth. It has a morphological classification of SAB(rs)bc, indicating that it has a trace of a barred structure at its core, a weak inner ring, and moderate to loosely wound arms. Note the subtle, outer shell of tidal debris- streams of stars torn from other galaxies that merged with NGC 3521 in the long past. This data is from the 2014 SSRO archive, with masters assembled by Dr. Steve Mazlin.

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Bubble Galaxy - NGC 3521, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller